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Jardine [W.] in Schomburgk 1841
Current status: Synonym of Serrasalmus
Fishes of Guiana - Jardine in Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk
Red-bordered Saw-bellied salmon
Schomb. Drawngs, No. 72.
No notes accompany this figure. The dorsal out line is very irregular from the insertion of the first dorsal fin to the commencement of height caudal fin. The head is proportionally small. The body above the lateral line is bluish grey, becoming paler towards the line; below, it shades to white or silvery.
The dorsal fin and tail are greenish umber-brown, adipose pale greenish, tipped with red, the former has a dark clouded band across it, and is furnished with a rather strong spine anterior to it; the pectoral and ventral fins are grayish brown; the anal greenish brown at the base, bordered with a rather broad border of clear red. Iris is coloured yellow. The lateral line seems straight, except a slight undulation at its commencement; the mouth is small, and the teeth comparatively fine.
D. 17 - P. 15 - V, 7 - A. 40 - C. 28 - Br. 4 - Ribs, 14 pairs, large - Vert. 34.
emarginatus, Serrasalmo Jardine [W.] in Schomburgk 1841:231, Pl. 19 [The Natural history of fishes of Guiana.--Part I.; Not available, name in text under Salmo emarginatus. •Questionably in the synonymy of Serrasalmus aureus gymnogenys (Günther 1864) -- (Géry 1972:218). •Species inquirenda in Serrasalmus -- (Jégu in Reis et al. 2003:192). .
C. H. Eigenmann said the following: Schomburgk's figure represents a fish shaped like P. aureus or a Metynnis. It differs from the latter in having a short adipose fin. It is quite possible that the figure is that of aureus. (
JARDINE, Sir William Bart. 1852 Vol. XXXIX. The Naturalist's Library., Ichthyology. Fishes of British Guiana - Part I. by R. H. Schomburgk, Esq
Eigenmann, C. H. 1915 (Mar.) The Serrasalminae and Mylinae. Ann. Carnegie Mus. v. 9 (nos. 3-4): 226-272, Pls. 44-58.
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