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A new Synbranchus (Teleostei: Synbranchiformes: Synbranchidae) from ilha de Marajó, Pará, Brazil, with notes on its reproductive biology and larval development

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Author(s): Sandra E. Favorito | Angela M. Zanata | Maria I. Assumpção

Journal: Neotropical Ichthyology
ISSN 1679-6225

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 319;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: Neotropical | swamp eels | new species | reproductive strategies | larvae

ABSTRACT
Synbranchus lampreia, new species, is described from rio Goiapi, Marajó Island, Pará, northern Brazil. It differs from the other two described species of the genus by its color pattern, which consists of large roundish black blotches scattered over a light brown or yellowish ground pigmentation and presence of inconspicuous brown small spots distributed among the large dark spots. The species is further distinguished from S. marmoratus by a higher number of vertebrae and from S. madeira by a shorter postanal length. Information about reproductive aspects is provided and larval stages are described and illustrated.Uma espécie nova de Synbranchus é descrita do rio Goiapi, ilha de Marajó, Pará, norte do Brasil. Esta espécie distingue-se de suas duas congêneres pelo colorido do corpo, que consiste em manchas negras arredondadas distribuídas sobre coloração marrom clara ou amarelada e presença de pequenas manchas marrons relativamente inconspícuas distribuídas entre as grandes manchas escuras. A espécie difere ainda de S. marmoratus pelo elevado número de vértebras e de S. madeira pelo menor comprimento pós-anal. São apresentadas informações sobre aspectos reprodutivos, descrições e ilustrações de estágios larvais.
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