Stranger Fruit

Pretty fishies

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Four new species of Loricariid catfish have been described from the upper Río Orinoco of southern Venezuela: (A) Hypancistrus inspector, (B) H.
lunaorum
, (C) H. furunculus, and (D) H.
debilittera
, Full details are in Armbruster et al. (2007) “Four New Hypancistrus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from Amazonas, Venezuela” Copeia 2006(1): 62-79 (link).

Experts at Planet Catfish claim that the species have been sold under the following L-numbers: L201 (H. contradens); L129 (H. debilittera); L199 (H. furunculus) and L339 (H. lunaorum).