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Brochis Cope 1871

Roberto E. Reis
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Type-species: Brochis coeruleus Cope, 1872 (=B. splendens).
See the Complete Catalogue for authorships, synonyms, type-localities, and references.

Containing group: Callichthyidae

Diagnosis

The genus Brochis is diagnosed by a reduced inner expansion of the second infraorbital bone; and by having 10-18 branched rays in the dorsal fin. This genus can be further distinguished from other callichthyids by the presence of small lateral cornua on the anterior tip of the mesethmoid.

Distribution

Brochis multiradiatus is apparently widely distributed in the Amazon basin, while Brochis britskii is found in the rio Paraguay system. Brochis splendens appears to dwell both in the Amazon and the Paraguay drainages.

Key to the Species of Brochis

(Modified from Nijssen & IsbrŁcker, 1983)

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Scientific Name Brochis splendens
Location Iquitos, Loreto, Peru
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Copyright © 1996 Roberto E. Reis
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Roberto E. Reis
Museu de CiÍncias e Tecnologia da PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil

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