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Scientific Name Centromochlus ferrarisi  Birindelli, Sarmento-Soares & Lima, 2015
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Type Locality Tocantins, Rio da Conceição, headwater of Rio das Balsas, Estação Ecológica Serra Geral do Tocantins, Brazil, 11°05'58''S, 46°46'07''W.
Pronunciation cent row MOCK luss
Etymology Centromochlus: From the Greek kenteo, meaning sting and mochlos, meaning lever or crowbar; in reference to the long spines. The species name is in honour of Carl Ferraris, "for his numerous contributions to the systematics of Siluriformes, especially Auchenipteridae, including the first hypothesis recognizing Centromochlinae as sister to all other Auchenipteridae.".
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Identification Centromochlus ferrarisi is distinguished from all other Centromochlinae, except C. meridionalis, by having dorsal and lateral surfaces of head and body darkly mottled with many small rounded blotches, blotches closely spaced, often coalescent and rather poorly delimited on a pale background (versus dorsolateral surfaces either uniformly dusky or dark, with pale blotches on a darker background, or with a few large dark blotches or spots well spaced and well defined on a pale background). The new species differs from C. meridionalis by having the dorsal-fin spine with serrations anteriorly and smooth posteriorly (versus dorsal-fin spine smooth anteriorly and with serrations posteriorly), seven branched anal-fin rays of mature males (versus six) and posterior nuchal plate short, not extended anteroventrally (versus posterior nuchal plate with anteroventral extension).
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Furniture This species was identified from a small headwater stream, approximately 1m wide and 1m deep, with moderate current. The stream bottom was mostly sand and silt, with some pebbles. The water is clear, but with some suspended particulates. Part of the stream forms a canyon through a sandstone area, with a riparian forest below the canyon. The fish hide under submerged logs.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Journal of Fish Biology v. 87 (no. 4), pp 862, Figs. 1-7.
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Last Update 2017 Jun 06 12:33 (species record created: 2015 Aug 20 04:37)