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Hypophthalmichthys nobilis - a new exotic from Argentina

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (photo from publication)

first record from Argentina:
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (Richardson, 1845)

type locality:
China, Canton

distribution in Argentina:
Chaco province, Río Paraná, Puerto Antequera (27º27’44.2”S - 58º52’00.4”W)

published in:
Almirón, A., J. Casciotta, F. Vargas, F. Ruiz Diaz & P. Soneira (2009):
First record of bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (Richardson, 1845) (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from freshwaters in Argentina.
Ichthyological Contributions of PecesCriollos 13: 1-3
available as pdf-file at since

abstract (from publication):
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis is recorded for the first time from the río Paraná in northeastern of Argentina. One specimen of this species was captured from the right bank of the río Paraná near the city of Resistencia, province of Chaco.

ICP 13 - Almirón et al (2009) First record of Hypophthalmichthys nobilis from Argentina [1 MB]
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