Range extension for <em>Lacantunia enigmatica</em> Rodiles-Hernández, Hendrickson & Lundberg, 2005 (Siluriformes, Lacantuniidae) in the Usumacinta river basin, Guatemala
Check List 15(1): 161-167, doi: 10.15560/15.1.161
Range extension for Lacantunia enigmatica Rodiles-Hernández, Hendrickson & Lundberg, 2005 (Siluriformes, Lacantuniidae) in the Usumacinta river basin, Guatemala
expand article infoYasmín Quintana§, Christian Barrientos|§, Rocio Rodiles-Hernández
‡ Texas A & M University, College Station, United States of America§ Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala| Wildlife Conservation Society, Equatorial Guinea Program, Bata, Equatorial Guinea¶ El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Colección de Peces, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico
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Abstract
The Lacantun Catfish, Lacantunia enigmatica, is reported for the first time in the Usumacinta river basin in Guatemala. Two specimens were collected in the Usumacinta tributaries Río La Pasión and Río Negro, which are characterized by seasonally fast-flowing deep channels and high fluctuations in water-level. We present a map with new records, and a brief description, and images of the specimens collected.
Keywords
Central America, endemic species, Lacantun Catfish, Usumacinta ichthyological province