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The pool Saw-bellied Salmon
Schomb. Drawings, No. 23
This fish seldom exceeds eight inches in length, and is found in the Upper Essequibo. The head is greenish; gill-lid, belly, pectoral, ventral, and anal fins vermilion; body blue; caudal fin greenish. The eye is yellow; nostrils single, placed near the eye. Opercles striated. Lateral line is nearly straight, a little bent near the head, and running along the middle of the body. Body compressed, ending in a keel; teeth sharp, triangular, serrated; jaws strong, the lower slightly produced. Its resorts are in the standing pools, called kirahags, where they live an enemy to over other tribe, and are not less voracious, although armed with less power, that is kindred fish, the pirai." (Plate XVIII.) The length of the drawings is stated to be eight inches and a half; the depth of the fish, below the dorsal fin, three inches and three quarters.
D.17 - P. 15 - V. 6 - A. 32 - C. 26 - Ribs, 12 pairs - Vert. 35.
stagnatilis, Serrasalmo Jardine [W.] in Schomburgk 1841:222 [The Natural history of fishes of Guiana.--Part I.; Upper Essequibo River, Guyana. No types known. •Species inquirenda in Serrasalmus -- (Jégu in Reis et al. 2003:192)
C. H. Eigenmann
236. Serrasalmo stagnatilis Schomburgk."Arri' ' (of the Macusi Indians). Serrasalmo stagnatilis Schomburgk, Fishes Brit. Guiana, I, 1841, 222. (D. 17; A. 32; P. 15.)
JARDINE, Sir William Bart. 1852 Vol. XXXIX. The Naturalist's Library., Ichthyology. Fishes of British Guiana - Part I. by R. H. Schomburgk, Esq
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