Corumbataia britskii Ferreira & Ribeiro, 2007
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Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Hypoptopomatinae
Max. size:  2.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: upper Rio ParanĂ¡ basin in Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 27-28. Distinguished from its congeners by possessing a more depressed head profile, a more developed and conspicuous tuft of enlarged odontodes on the tip of the supraoccipital and a partially enclosed arrector fossae. Description: dorsal-fin branched rays 7; anal-fin branched rays 5; pectoral-fin branched rays 6; pelvic-fin branched rays 5 (Ref. 57842).
Biology:  Found in deforested areas in moderate to fast current streams and in association with aquatic macrophytes or in the submerged portion of marginal vegetation. Feeds on filamentous blue-green algae, chlorophytes, diatoms and periderm (Ref. 57842).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.01.07

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