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Cephalionotus kisielewskii

  • Order: CHAETONOTIDA Remane, 1925
    • Suborder: PAUCITUBULATINA d'Hondt, 1971
      • Family: CHAETONOTIDAE Gosse, 1864
        • Subfamily: CHAETONOTINAE Kisielewski, 1991
          • Genus: Cephalionotus Garraffoni et al., 2017
            • Species: kisielewskii Garraffoni, 2017
scetch
(after (Garraffoni, 2017))
Length ( bottle ):
156 ยตm - 204 ยตm

Width:


Width of the head ( trilobed ):


ยตm

Length of the furca:
41 ยตm - 42 ยตm

Adhessive tubes (three-part (17, 10, 7 ยตm)):
80% of furca

Pharyx ( dumbbell-shaped ):


Diameter of the mouth ( around ):
unknown

Dorsal scales:
7-9 rows of 17-18 unspined scales each; anterior 2/3 round to hexagonal, last 5 rows 3-5 larger scales each.

Ventral scales:
Hypostomium large, Ventral intercilliary field with 3-5 rows of 15-17 spineless, rectangular scales each; 2 large keeled terminal plates followed by a pair of narrow, long keels.

Oecology:
Riverbed, sandy and muddy, Brazil

Particularities:
three-part adhesive tubes


Literature:

(Garraffoni, 2017)