HoplomyzonJohn P. Friel
- Hoplomyzon atrizona Myers, 1942
- Hoplomyzon papillatus Stewart, 1985
- Hoplomyzon sexpapilostoma Taphorn & Marrero, 1990
A genus of small, armored banjo-catfishes (up to mm 32 mm SL) distinguished from all other aspredinids by the following characters: each premaxilla with two bony knobs superficially covered by fleshy papillae; dorsal and ventral armor plates do not overlap; and 2-3 sets of paired pre-anal-fin plates. Other characters not unique to this taxon but useful for identification include: maxillary barbel adnate with head and pectoral spine less than 25% of standard length.
Friel, J. 1994. A phylogenetic study of the Neotropical banjo catfishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Aspredinidae) Ph.D. thesis, Duke University, Durham, NC, 256 pp.
Myers, G. S. 1942. Studies on South American fresh-water fishes I. Stanford Ichthyological Bulletin, 2(4): 89-114.
Stewart, D. J. 1985. A review of the South American catfish tribe Hoplomyzontini (Pisces, Aspredinidae), with descriptions of new species from Ecuador. Fieldiana, New Series, No. 25(1360):1-19.
Taphorn, D. C., & Marrero, C. 1990. Hoplomyzon sexpapilostoma, a new species of Venezuelan catfish (Pisces: Aspredinidae), with comments on the Hoplomyzontini. Fieldiana, Zoology, n.s. 61: 1-9.
John P. Friel
Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates, Ithaca, New York, USA
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