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      First report of armored catfishes Callichthyinae Bonaparte, 1838 (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae) in the subterranean domain of northern and northeastern Brazil

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          The first occurrence of the armored catfishes of the subfamily Callichthynae is reported in subterranean water bodies of northern and northeastern Brazil. The records include 3 species, each occurring in 1 of the 3 caves in the central and northeastern regions of Brazil: Callichthys callichthys from Casa do Caboclo cave, Sergipe state; Hoplosternum littorale from the Gruna da Lagoa do Meio, Bahia state; and Megalechis thoracata, from Casa de Pedra cave, Tocantins state.

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          1809-127X
          August 14 2017
          August 14 2017
          : 13
          : 4
          : 297-303
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          10.15560/13.4.297
          © 2017

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