Bunocephalus minerim Carvalho, Cardoso, Friel & Reis, 2015

Family:  Aspredinidae (Banjo catfishes), subfamily: Aspredininae
Max. size:  4.88 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: upper and middle rio São Francisco basins including the das Velhas, Formoso, Paraopeba and Paracatu rivers in Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
Diagnosis:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 October 2020 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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