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Two lovely new tetra species described

By Leonard Ho - Posted Dec 21, 2015 09:00 AM
Hyphessobrycon delimai n. sp. and H.krenakore are the two newest species of tropical tetras described from the Tapajós and Xingu River basins in Brazil.
Two lovely new tetra species described

Hyphessobrycon delimai

Both new tetras are translucent reddish in overall pigmentation (much like flame tetras [H.flammeus] and serpae tetras [H.eques]) highlighted with rich red pigmentation lining most of their fins. Hyphessobrycon delimai is the prettier of the two new species because it has more striking features. What sets H.delimai apart are its clearly demarcated black spot on its tail (caudal peduncle) and its black vertical strip that runs through its eyes.

The two tetra species are described in The Journal of Fish Biology.



Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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