Dupouyichthys sapitoJohn P. Friel
A genus of small, armored banjo catfishes (up to 27 mm SL) distinguished from all other aspredinids by the following character: only one set of paired pre-anal-fin plates. Other characters not unique to this taxon but useful for identification include; bony ornamentation of skull better developed than in any other members of the Hoplomyzontini.
Friel, J. 1994. A phylogenetic study of the Neotropical banjo catfishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Aspredinidae) Ph.D. thesis, Duke University, Durham, NC, 256 pp.
Schultz, L. P. 1944. The catfishes of Venezuela, with descriptions of 38 new forms. Proceedings of the US National Museum, 94(3172): 173-338.
Stewart, D. J. 1985. A review of the South American catfish tribe Hoplomyzontini (Pisces, Aspredinidae), with descriptions of new species from Ecuador. Fieldiana, New Series, No. 25(1360):1-19.
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