New Brazilian catfish species named after Batman

Batman logo

From Practical Fishkeeping in Britain:

New fish is named after Batman

Holy mackerel – a taxonomist has named a new species of catfish after the caped crusader, Batman.

The new loricariid catfish is a member of the hypoptopomatine genus Otocinclus and has a dark marking on its tail resembling the Batman logo.

Ichthyologist Pablo Lehmann, of the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, has named the species Otocinclus batmani in a paper in the current volume of the journal Neotropical Ichthyology.

“The name batmani, alludes to Bob Kane’s hero Batman of the comic adventures, which had a bat shape for his symbol, referring to the single W- or bat-shaped vertical spot on the caudal fin”, wrote Lehmann.

Neotropical cetopsidae catfish: here.

Size-related changes in cranial morphology affect diet in the catfish Clariallabes longicauda: here.

European catfish: here.

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