Characidae, Latreille, 1825

Mojica, José Ivan & Agudelo-Zamora, Henry D., 2018, Historical review, catalog of type specimens and online database of the ichthyology collection of the Instituto de Ciencias Naturales of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (ICN-MHN), Zootaxa 4478 (1), pp. 1-79 : 10-22

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4478.1.1

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5952925

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Characidae
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Characidae

Bryconamericus cristiani Román-Valencia, 1999: 110 , fig. 1. Holotype ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 ): ICN-MHN 3445, male (62.0 mm SL). Colombia, Meta, along the road Villavicencio–Acacias, vereda Brisas de Guayuriba, close to school crossing the bridge of Guayuriba River , Caño Cayupe , tributary of Guayuriba River , upper Meta, eastern versant, Cordillera Oriental , 04°07’N, 74°15'W; G. Galvis, Oct 1995 GoogleMaps . Paratypes: ICN-MHN 3446 (9, 35.2–68.7 mm SL), collected with the holotype. ICN-MHN 3447 (7, 68.0– 63. 9 mm SL), Colombia, Casanare, road Yopal – El Morro, Cravo Sur River basin, quebrada Aguatoca; J. Hernández, 18 Feb 1998 . ICN-MHN 3448 (5, 50.3–55.1 mm SL), Colombia, Meta, Cubarral, Ariari River ; G. Galvis. ICN-MHN 3449 (3, 48.0– 57.8 mm SL), Colombia, Meta, in the road

Villavicencio–Acacias close to Guayuriba Bridge, quebrada La Unión, tributary of Guayuriba River , upper Meta; G. Galvis, Oct 1995.

Remarks: currently treated as Hemibrycon cristiani (Thomaz et al., 2015) .

Bryconamericus dahli Román-Valencia, 2000: 451 , fig.1. Holotype ( Fig. 7 View FIGURE 7 ): ICN-MHN 2722, female (52.8 mm SL). Colombia, Nariño, km 98 road Tumaco, Telembí River drainage, quebrada Babosa, tributary of Sabunde River, Patia River basin, western versant, Cordillera Occidental , 01°37’N, 78°23'W; G. Galvis & M. Camargo, 11 Mar 1995 GoogleMaps . Paratypes: ICN-MHN 2349 (12, 30.7–49.8 mm SL), collected with the holotype. ICN-MHN 2339 (21, 27.3–70.5 mm SL), Colombia, Nariño, km 98 road Tumaco, 200 m of right margin, quebrada Angostura, Mira River basin; G. Galvis, 11 Mar 1995 . ICN-MHN 2353 (5, 42.7–47.4 mm SL), Colombia, Nariño, Tumaco, road to Llorente, quebrada Pianurbi, Patia River basin; G. Galvis, 11 Mar 1995 . ICN-MHN 3450 (6, 25.16–37.10 mm SL), Colombia, Nariño, Barbacoas, vereda Gualcalá, quebrada Agua Limpia in the pathway Piedra Verde to Gualcalá , ca. 360 m, Patia River basin; G. Arango, 31 Jan 1980 . ICN-MHN 4881(3, 46.7–66.2 mm SL), Colombia, Nariño, Nambi River, Patia River basin; G. Galvis, Mar 1995 .

Remarks: Román-Valencia (2000) cited the lot ICN-MHN 2339 as presenting 21 specimens but we found instead 31 specimens, and for the lot ICN-MHN 2349 seven specimens, while we found 12 specimens. Currently treated as Eretmobrycon dahli (Thomaz et al., 2015) .

Bryconamericus galvisi Román-Valencia, 2000: 457 , fig. 5. Holotype ( Fig. 8 View FIGURE 8 ): ICN-MHN 2720, male (70.3 mm SL), Colombia, Putumayo, Sibundoy, Valle de Sibundoy, upper basin of Putumayo River , eastern versant, Cordillera Central , 05°00’N 77°23'W; J. Rodríguez, 13 Jul 1993. Paratypes: ICN-MHN 2721 (12, 36.8–73.3 mm SL), collected with the holotype GoogleMaps .

Remarks: currently treated as Hemibrycon galvisi (Thomaz et al., 2015) .

Bryconamericus ichoensis Román-Valencia, 2000: 455 , fig. 3. Holotype ( Fig. 9 View FIGURE 9 ): ICN-MHN 2718 (31.6 mm SL), Colombia, Chocó, San Francisco de Ichó, quebrada Chaparraidó, tributary of Ichó River , Atrato River basin, western versant, Cordillera Occidental. ca. 05°38' N 76°38'W; C. Román-Valencia, Y. Palacios & C. Román-P, 20 Dec 1997. Paratypes: ICN-MHN 2719 (10, 22.8–32.5 mm SL), collected with the holotype GoogleMaps .

Bryconamericus multiradiatus Dahl, 1960a: 471 , unnumbered fig. Holotype ( Fig. 10 View FIGURE 10 ): ICN-MHN 82 (27.0 mm SL), Colombia, Antioquia, Riosucio, Atrato River , western versant, Cordillera Occidental; G. Dahl, 8 Sep 1959. Paratypes: ICN-MHN 58 (4), collected with the holotype .

Remarks: paratypes are on loan.

Bryconamericus plutarcoi Román-Valencia, 2001: 470 , fig. 1. Holotype ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 ): ICN-MHN 4886 (52.0 mm SL), Colombia, Santander, quebrada Santa Rosa, Suárez River drainage, Magdalena River basin, 06°26'09"N 73°18'56”W; P. Cala, 2 Feb 1971. Paratypes: ICN-MHN 4887 (6, 47.8–69.9 mm SL), collected with the holotype GoogleMaps .

Remarks: Mojica & Castellanos (2007) mistakenly listed the paratypes as ICN 10019 View Materials . Currently treated as Hemibrycon plutarcoi (Thomaz et al., 2015) .

Creagrutus atratus Vari & Harold, 2001: 66 , figs. 24–25. Holotype ( Fig. 12 View FIGURE 12 ): ICN-MHN 4158 (69.5 mm SL), Colombia, Cundinamarca, Caqueza, Caqueza River, tributary of Negro River, Meta River drainage, eastern versant, Cordillera Oriental; A. Silfvergrip, 5 Dec 1987 .

Creagrutus guanes Torres-Mejia & Vari, 2005: 812 , fig 1. Holotype ( Fig. 13 View FIGURE 13 ): ICN-MHN 8520 (72.9 mm SL). Colombia, Santander, Valle de San José, close to the road San Gil-Charalá, Fonce River , Magdalena River basin, 06°28'39"N 73°07'03"W; M. Torres-Mejía & F. Rangel Serpa, 19 Dec 2003 GoogleMaps . Paratypes: ICN-MHN 8521 (25, 49.3– 66.2 mm SL), collected in the type locality, 16 Jan 2004. ICN-MHN 8522 (62.8 mm SL), collected in the type locality, 14 Feb 2004. ICN-MHN 9893 (formerly ICN-MHN 8520) (20, 53.9–70.5 mm SL), Colombia, Santander, Valle de San José, Balneario Monas River, Mogoticos River , tributary of Fonce River, Magdalena River basin, 06°28’46”N 73°06’51”W. ICN-MHN 9898 (2, 61.2–67.0 mm SL), collected with the holotype GoogleMaps . ICN-MHN 9894 (9, 27.9–51.4 mm SL). Colombia, Santander, Valle de San José, Balneario Monas River, Mogoticos River , tributary of Fonce River, Magdalena River basin, 06°28’46”N 73°06’51”W. ICN-MHN 9895, (1, 46. 8 mm SL) GoogleMaps , Colombia, Santander, Valle de San José, close to the road San Gil-Charalá, Fonce River , Magdalena River basin, 06°25’13”N 73°09’31”W. ICN-MHN 9896 (3, 23.9–54.6 mm SL) GoogleMaps , Colombia, Santander, Valle de San José, close to the road San Gil-Charalá, Fonce River , Magdalena River basin, 06°31’05”N 73°07’33”W; 17 Apr 2004 GoogleMaps . ICN-MHN 9897 (2, 48.7–65.3 mm SL), Colombia, Santander, Valle de San José, close to the road San Gil-Charalá, Fonce River , Magdalena River basin, 06°31’05”N 73°07’33”W; 10 Nov 2003 GoogleMaps .

Creagrutus nigrostigmatus Dahl, 1960c: 353 , unnumbered fig. Neotype ( Fig. 14 View FIGURE 14 ): ICN-MHN 989 (23.4 mm SL) (designated by Harold & Vari, 1994: 10), Colombia, Bolívar, Toluviejo, Arroyo (Caño) Pechilín, a small stream draining into the Caribbean Sea, west of the Magdalena River; C. Román-Valencia, 13 Nov 1985.

Remarks: the type series was lost according to Cala (1981) and Román-Valencia & Cala (1997). Dahl (1960c) indicate that some paratypes were sent to the Museo Departamental de Montería, an institution that we were unable to trace. The neotype (ICN-MHN 989) was found in the general collection with five other specimens. In the redescription of the species, Harold & Vari (1994:10) did not assigned a new catalog number for these specimens, citing them as: …” ICNMHN ex. 989, 7 (17.5–20.5, collected with the neotype)…”. For these specimens, we assigned a new catalog number, ICN-MHN 19385.

Gephyrocharax sinuensis Dahl & Medem, 1964:1 , unnumbered fig. Neotype: ICN-MHN 18999, male (32.1 mm SL) (designated by Vanegas-Ríos, 2017: 6), Colombia, Córdoba, upper Sinú River , western versant, Cordillera Occidental; G. Dahl, Dec 1958. Paratypes: ICN-MHN 749 (78, 16.1–40.8 mm SL), collected with the neotype .

Remarks: the paratypes were loaned to S. Weitzman ( USNM) and still have not being returned to ICN-MHN. The annotation of the loan invoice indicates 80 specimens, but Vanegas-Ríos (2016) cited 78 specimens, while in the catalog the count is given as 72 specimens.

Hemibrycon carrilloi Dahl, 1960a: 467 , unnumbered fig. Paratypes ( Fig. 15 View FIGURE 15 ): ICN-MHN 126 (3, 29.3–50 mm SL), Colombia, Chocó, Paravandó, Baudó River system; G. Dahl, 23 Nov 1959.

Remarks: Dahl (1960a) cited four paratypes, one collected with the holotype (Quebrada La Noche, tributary to the upper Atrato, 23 Nov 1959) and three additional paratypes from Paravandó, Baudó River system. These latter paratypes were found in the general collection with a new identification, but fortunately with the original old label intact.

Hemibrycon paez Román-Valencia & Arcila-Mesa, 2010:343 , fig.1A. Paratypes ( Fig. 18 View FIGURE 18 ): ICN-MHN 1551 (6, 55.6–94.8 mm SL), Colombia, Huila, La Plata, La Plata River ; March 1982 . ICN-MHN 1550 (1, 102.4 mm SL), Colombia, Cauca, Puerto Valencia, La Topa Creek , ca. 100 meters from bridge at La Plata-Inzá road, 02°30'01"N 75°58'06"W, 1175 m asl.; March 1982 GoogleMaps .

Hemibrycon rafaelense Román-Valencia & Arcila-Mesa, 2008: 70 , fig. 1–7. Holotype ( Fig. 16 View FIGURE 16 ): ICN-MHN 6703 (43.2 mm SL), Colombia, Risaralda, Apía, San Rafael Creek, Apía River drainage, on the road Santuario–Apía. Paratypes: ICN-MHN 3505 (53, 22.2–49.5 mm SL), collected with the holotype.

Hemibrycon santamartae Román-Valencia , Ruiz-C, García-Alzate & Taphorn, 2010: 145, fig. 1. Paratypes ( Fig. 17 View FIGURE 17 ): ICN-MHN 10881 (45, 37.2–64.7 mm SL), Colombia, La Guajira, Marocaso, upper Rancheria river basin; C. Castellanos & P. Sanchez, 26 Oct 2004 . ICN-MHN 10834 (17, 44.3–66.9 mm SL, 1 C&S, 52.6 mm SL), Colombia, La Guajira, Distracción, Chorreras, el Cercado bridge Distracción-Caracolí highway. ICN-MHN 10839 (19, 32.4– 65.4 mm SL), Colombia, La Guajira, Marocaso, upper Rancheria river basin; C. Castellanos & P. Sanchez, 26 Oct 2004 .

Hemibrycon virolinica Román-Valencia & Arcila-Mesa, 2010: 350 , figs. 2B–6. Holotype ( Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 ): ICN-MHN 6704 (59.1 mm SL), Colombia, Santander, Charalá, Virolín creek, Cañaverales River drainage ; 27 Apr 1983. Paratypes: ICN-MHN 2870 (5, 48.3–63.9 mm. SL), collected with the holotype. ICN-MHN 6736 (12, 15.0– 88.4 mm SL), Colombia, Santander, Luisito River, La Cristala cheeck, Virolin River basin, 6°06’24”N, 73°11’55”W, 1759 m asl.; G. Galvis et al. GoogleMaps , 29 Nov 1978.

Hemibrycon yacopiae Román-Valencia & Arcila-Mesa, 2010:351 , figs. 2C–7. Holotype ( Fig. 20 View FIGURE 20 ): ICN-MHN 6705 (59.2 mm SL). Colombia, Cundinamarca, Yacopi, Hatico-Moral, River Hatico , Aldana River drainage, middle basin of Magdalena River ; Oct 1995. Paratypes: ICN-MHN 2390 (60, 33.3–77.1 mm SL), collected with the holotype .

Parastremma alba Dahl, 1960a: 475 , unnumbered fig. Holotype ICN-MHN 147, male (95.0 mm SL): Colombia, Chocó, Becordó, Sandó River, tributary of Baudó River , western versant, Cordillera Occidental; G. Dahl, 29 Nov 1959 . Paratype: ICN-MHN 147a, female (80.0 mm SL). Colombia, Chocó, Chigorodo, River Baudó ; G. Dahl, 24 Nov 1959 .

Remarks: Currently as Parastremma album . The type series was loaned to S. Weitzman in the 80´s and later was sent to Barry Chernoff at FMNH (Kris Murphy pers. comm). Currently at FMNH.

Parastremma pulchrum Dahl, 1960a: 472 , unnumbered fig. Holotype: ICN-MHN 204 (100.0 mm SL), Colombia, Chocó, quebrada Becordó, San Juan River basin, western versant, Cordillera Occidental; G. Dahl, 7 Nov 1959 . Paratype: ICN-MHN 204a (53.0 mm SL), Colombia, Chocó, Becordó, quebrada Noamá, San Juan River basin; G. Dahl, 8 Nov 1959 .

Remarks: the type series was loaned to S. Weitzman at the 80´s and later was sent to Barry Chernoff at FMNH

(Kris Murphy pers. comm). Currently at FMNH.

Odontostilbe splendida Bührnheim & Malabarba, 2007:11 , fig. 12. Paratypes ( Fig. 21 View FIGURE 21 ): ICN-MHN 14168 (7 males, 29.0–33.0 mm SL, 6 unsexed 31.0– 32.8 mm SL), Colombia, Meta, Negrito River at bridge at La Balsa, Meta drainage.

ICN

Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Museo de Historia Natural

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Characiformes

Family

Characidae

Loc

Characidae

Mojica, José Ivan & Agudelo-Zamora, Henry D. 2018
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Bryconamericus dahli Román-Valencia, 2000 : 451

Román-Valencia, 2000 : 451
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Bryconamericus galvisi Román-Valencia, 2000 : 457

Román-Valencia, 2000 : 457
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Bryconamericus ichoensis Román-Valencia, 2000 : 455

Román-Valencia, 2000 : 455
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Bryconamericus multiradiatus

Dahl, 1960a : 471
Loc

Bryconamericus plutarcoi Román-Valencia, 2001 : 470

Román-Valencia, 2001 : 470
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Creagrutus atratus

Vari & Harold, 2001 : 66
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Creagrutus guanes

Torres-Mejia & Vari, 2005 : 812
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Creagrutus nigrostigmatus

Dahl, 1960c : 353
Harold & Vari, 1994 : 10
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Gephyrocharax sinuensis

Dahl & Medem, 1964 :1
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Hemibrycon carrilloi

Dahl, 1960a : 467
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Hemibrycon paez Román-Valencia & Arcila-Mesa, 2010 :343

Román-Valencia & Arcila-Mesa, 2010 :343
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Hemibrycon rafaelense Román-Valencia & Arcila-Mesa, 2008 : 70

Román-Valencia & Arcila-Mesa, 2008 : 70
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Hemibrycon santamartae Román-Valencia

García-Alzate & Taphorn, 2010 : 145
Loc

Hemibrycon virolinica Román-Valencia & Arcila-Mesa, 2010 : 350

Román-Valencia & Arcila-Mesa, 2010 : 350
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Hemibrycon yacopiae Román-Valencia & Arcila-Mesa, 2010 :351

Román-Valencia & Arcila-Mesa, 2010 :351
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Parastremma alba

Dahl, 1960a : 475
Loc

Parastremma pulchrum

Dahl, 1960a : 472
Loc

Odontostilbe splendida Bührnheim & Malabarba, 2007 :11

Bührnheim & Malabarba, 2007 :11