Exallodontus aguanai

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Exallodontus)
Jump to: navigation, search
Exallodontus aguanai
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Pimelodidae
Genus: Exallodontus
Lundberg, Mago-Leccia & Nass, 1991
Species: E. E. aguanai
Binomial name
Exallodontus E. aguanai
Lundberg, Mago-Leccia & Nass, 1991

Exallodontus aguanai is a catfish species (order Siluriformes) of the monotypic genus Exallodontus of the family Pimelodidae.[1] This genus and species was described in 1991.[2] This species reaches 20 centimetres (7.9 in) SL. This species is native to the Amazon and Orinoco River basins of Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.[3] Exallodontus is classified under the "Calophysus-Pimelodus clade". Within this clade, it is considered a part of the "Pimelodus-group" of Pimelodids, which also includes Pimelodus, Duopalatinus, Cheirocerus, Iheringichthys, Bergiaria, Bagropsis Parapimelodus, Platysilurus, Platystomatichthys, and Propimelodus.[4]


  1. ^ "Exallodontus aguanai". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved May 23, 2007. 
  2. ^ Lundberg, J. G.; Mago-Leccia, F.; Nass, P. (1991). "Exallodontus aguanai, a new genus and species of pimelodidae (Pisces : siluriformes) from deep river channels of South America, and delimitation of the subfamily pimelodinae". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 104 (4): 840–869. 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Exallodontus aguanai" in FishBase. February 2012 version.
  4. ^ Lundberg, John G.; Parisi, Béatrice M. (2002). "Propimelodus, new genus, and redescription of Pimelodus eigenmanni Van der Stigchel 1946, a long-recognized yet poorly-known South American catfish (Pimelodidae: Siluriformes)" (PDF). Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 152 (1): 75–88. doi:10.1635/0097-3157(2002)152[0075:PNGARO]2.0.CO;2.