Phycocharax rasbora

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Phycocharax rasbora Ohara, Mirande & Lima, 2017

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Teleostei (teleosts) > Characiformes (Characins) > Characidae (Characins; tetras) > Stethaprioninae
Etymology: Phycocharax: Derived from the Greek phykos, meaning 'algae', in reference to the feeding habit of the new taxon owing to the dominance of this resource in its stomach contents, plus charax, meaning 'pointed stake' or 'palisade of pointed sticks', the first generic name in Characidae.;  rasbora: Named after the Bengali word 'rasbora', the common name of the fish Rasbora rasbora (Hamilton). Rasbora is a genus encompassing a great radiation of small cyprinids from southeastern Asia, including the species currently allocated in the genus Trigonostigma, which possess a dark triangular blotch on body sides very reminiscent in shape and position similarly as found in the new species. A noun in apposition..

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Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical

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