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Stygichthys typhlops Brittan & Böhlke, 1965

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1965 or before

Rediscovered in 2004

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient

 

Distribution

Minas Gerais, Brazil (eastern)

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

Photos can be seen here: https://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8674000/8674388.stm

 

References

Original scientific description:

Brittan, M. R. and Böhlke, J. E. (1965). A new blind characid fish from southeastern Brazil. Notulae Naturae 380: 1-4.

 

Other references:

Bichuette, M.E., & Trajano, E. 2010. Conservation of subterranean fishes. Pp. 65–80 in Trajano, E., Bichuette, M.E., & Kapoor, B.G., eds. Biology of Subterranean Fishes. Science Publishers, Enfield, New Hampshire, USA.

Felice, V., Visconti, M.A., & Trajano, E. 2008. Mechanisms of pigmentation loss in subterranean fishes. Neotropical Ichthyology 6: 657–662.

Ministério do Meio Ambiente. 2008. Livro Vermelho da Fauna Brasileira Ameaçada de Extinção. Biodiversidade 19, Brasília, II, 98-99.

Moreira, C. R., Bichuette, M. E., Oyakawa, O. T., de Pinna, M. C. C. and Trajano, E. (2010). Rediscovery and redescription of the unusual subterranean characiform Stygichthys typhlops, with notes on its life history. Journal of Fish Biology 76: 1815-1824.

Parzefall, J., & Trajano, E. 2010. Behavioral patterns in subterranean fishes. Pp. 81–114 in Trajano, E., Bichuette, M.E., & Kapoor, B.G., eds. Biology of Subterranean Fishes. Science Publishers, Enfield, New Hampshire, USA.

Sampaio, F.A.C.S., Pompeu, P.S., & Ferreira, R.L. 2012a. Notes on Stygichthys typhlops (Characiformes; Characidae): characterization of their teeth and discussion about their diet. Speleobiology Notes 4: 1-5.

Simões, L.B., Rantin, B., & Bichuette, M.E. 2013. Notes on feeding and reproduction of the threatened phreatic fish Stygichthys typhlops Brittan & Böhlke, 1965 (Characiformes: Characidae) from eastern Brazil. Speleobiology Notes 5: 1–8.

Trajano, E., & Bichuette, M.E. 2010. Subterranean fishes of Brazil. Pp. 331–355 in Trajano, E., Bichuette, M.E., & Kapoor, B.G., eds. Biology of Subterranean Fishes. Science Publishers, Enfield, New Hampshire, USA.

Trajano, Eleonora and Moreira, Cristiano Rangel. (2014). Stygichthys typhlops Brittan & Böhlke, 1965 (Teleostei: Characiformes), a phreatobic fish from eastern Brazil: Comments on Sampaio et al. (2012). Speleobiology Notes 6: 33-41.

Trajano, E., Ueno, J.C.H., & Menna-Barreto, L. 2011. Evolution of time control mechanisms in subterranean organisms: cave fishes under light-dark cycles (Teleostei: Siluriformes, Characiformes). Biological Rhythm Research 2011: 1-13.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Stygichthys typhlops. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 06 May 2014.

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