KILLI - DATA SERIES, 2020, Huber, description Lacustricola bragancai



Killi-Data Series 2020 [48 pages, as a print, ISBN 979-10-93353-10-4, as a PDF document, ISBN 979-10-93353-11-1]

Killi-Data Series 2020, 4-10, 1 fig.

A new but since long known lampeye species, Lacustricola bragancai, from central Angola (Cyprinodontiformes, Procatopodidae).

Huber, J.H. 

Abstract: Lacustricola bragancai n.sp., from central Angola, is described following a since-long-known but savvy misidentification by famous Belgian ichthyologist Max Poll (1908 - 1991). The new species, identified by him as Aplocheilichthys myaposae while originally described from coastal fringes of East Africa, is diagnosed on preserved specimens from putatively related components of the same species-group, by absence of a mid-longitudinal dark band on sides of female, by a vestigial mid-longitudinal dark band on sides of male that is faint and only present anteriorly and divided into 2 parallel lines with a blank interspace up to vertical of end of both Dorsal and Anal fins, by a dark and more conspicuous pre-opercular dark band anterior to mid-side markings and by a slightly lower D/A deviation. The species is still unknown live like most of its congeners reported from Angola, hence its systematics are unclear. However, based on morphology, preserved pattern, vicariance and biogeographical distributions, the species may be hypothesized as phylogenetically related to Lacustricola johnstoni, myaposae, jubbi, macrurus, centralis, mediolateralis, katangae, hutereaui, plus yet un-named species that are molecularly distinct.



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