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Bunocephalus minerim  Carvalho, Cardoso, Friel & Reis, 2015

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Aspredinidae (Banjo catfishes) > Bunocephalinae
Etymology: Bunocephalus: Greek, byneo = to fill up, to swell + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335);  minerim: The specific name, minerim, refers to the typically regional manner of pronouncing the Portuguese word 'mineirinho', diminutive of 'mineiro', which pertains to a person that comes from the State of Minas Gerais. The name is in reference to the region where it is found and also to its relative small size in comparison with other species of Bunocephalus. A noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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South America: upper and middle rio São Francisco basins including the das Velhas, Formoso, Paraopeba and Paracatu rivers in Minas Gerais State, Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104710)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-5; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9; Vertebrae: 34 - 37. Bunocephalus minerim is distinguished from all other species of Bunocephalus, except B. larai, by the absence of an epiphyseal bar between the paired frontals (vs. presence of the epiphyseal bar at least in adults). It differs from B. larai and other congeners, except B. chamaizelus, by having 9 principal caudal-fin rays (vs. 10) (Ref. 104710).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Carvalho, T.P., A.R. Cardoso, J.P. Friel and R.E. Reis, 2015. Two new species of the banjo catfish Bunocephalus Kner (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae) from the upper and middle rio São Francisco basins, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 13(3):499-512. (Ref. 104710)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .