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  • For all callichthyid pages.

  • Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes. 2003. Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada
  • Burgess, W.E. 1987. Corydoras and related catfishes - a completeintroduction. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, 128p.
  • Burgess, W.E. 1989. An atlas of freshwater and marine catfishes.A preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. T.F.H. Publications,Neptune City, 784p.
  • Ferraris, Carl J., Jr., and Mário C. C. de Pinna. 1999. Higher-level Names for Catfishes (Actinopterygii: Ostariophysi: Siluriformes). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, vol. 51, no. 1. 1-17
  • Gee, J.H. 1976. Buoyancy and aerial respiration: factors influencing theevolution of reduced swim-bladder volume of some Central American catfishes (Trichomycteridae, Callichthyidae, Loricariidae, Astroblepidae).Canadian J. Zool., 54(7):1030-1037.
  • Gee, J.H. & J.B. Graham, 1978. Respiratory and hydrostatic functions of the intestine of the catfishes Hoplosternum thoracatum and Brochis splendens (Callichthyidae). Journal of Experimental Biology, 74:1-16.
  • Gosline, W.A. 1940. A revision of the Neotropical catfishes of the familyCallichthyidae. Stanford Ichthyological Bulletin, 2(1):1-36.
  • Howes, G.J. 1983. The cranial muscles of loricarioid catfishes, their homologies and value as taxonomic characters (Teleostei: Siluroidei).Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Zoology),45(6)309-345.
  • ICZN (International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature). 1985. International code of zoological nomenclature. 3 ed. University of California Press, Berkley and Los Angeles,California, 338 pp.
  • Lundberg, J.G. & J.N. Baskin, 1969. The caudal skeleton of the catfishes,order Siluriformes. American Museum Novitates, 2398:1-49.
  • Nelson, Joseph S. 1994. Fishes of the World, Third Edition. xvii + 600
  • Nelson, Joseph S., Edwin J. Crossman, H. Espinosa-Pérez, L. T. Findley, C. R. Gilbert, et al., eds. 2004. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Sixth Edition. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 29. ix + 386
  • Nijssen, H. & I.J.H. Isbrücker, 1976c. The South Americanplated catfish genus Aspidoras R.von Ihering, 1907, withdescriptions of nine new species from Brazil (Pisces, Siluriformes,Callichthyidae). Bijdr. Dierk., 46(1):107-131.
  • Nijssen, H. & I.J.H. Isbrücker, 1980a. Aspidoras virgulatus n. sp.,a plated catfish from Espírito Santo, Brazil (Pisces, Siluriformes, Callichthyidae). Bull. zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 7(13):133-138.
  • Nijssen, H. & I.J.H. Isbrücker, 1983a. Brochis britskii, a new species of plated catfish from the upper rio Paraguai system, Brazil (Pisces, Siluriformes, Callichthyidae). Bull. zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 9(20):177-186.
  • Nijssen, H. & I.J.H. Isbrücker, 1986. A review of the genus Corydoras from Peru and Ecuador (Pisces, Siluriformes, Callichtyidae). Studies onthe Neotropical Faunal and Environment, 21(1/2):1-6.
  • Nijssen, H. 1970. Revision of the Surinam catfishes of the genus Corydoras Lacépède, 1803 (Pisces, Siluriformes,Callichthyidae). Beaufortia, 18(230):1-75.
  • Pinna, M.C.C. 1992. A new subfamily of Trichomycteridae (Teleostei, Siluriformes), lower Loricarioid relationships, and a discussion on the impact of additional taxa for phylogenetic analysis. ZoologicalJournal of the Linnean Society, 106:
  • Reis, R.E. 1993. Filogenia da família Callichthyidae (Ostariophysi,Siluriformes), com uma revisão taxonômica do gênero Hoplosternum.Ph.D. Dissertation, Universidade de São Paulo.
  • Reis, R.E. 1997. Revision of the Neotropical catfish genus Hoplosternum(Ostariophysi, Siluriformes, Callichthyidae), with the description of two new genera. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters, 7(4):299-326
  • Reis, Roberto E. / Reis, Roberto E., Sven O. Kullander, and Carl J. Ferraris, Jr., eds. 2003. Family Callichthyidae (Armored catfishes). Check List of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. 291-309
  • Robins, Richard C., Reeve M. Bailey, Carl E. Bond, James R. Brooker, Ernest A. Lachner, et al. 1991. World Fishes Important to North Americans Exclusive of Species from the Continental Waters of the United States and Canada. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 21. 243
  • Schaefer, S.A. 1988. Homology and evolution of the opercular series in theloricarioid catfishes (Pisces: Siluroidei). Journal of Zoology,214:81-93.
  • Schaefer, S.A. 1990. Anatomy and relationships of the scoloplacid catfishes. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia,142:167-210.
  • Schaefer, S.A. & G.V. Lauder, 1986. Historical transformation of functionaldesign: evolutionary morphology of feeding mechanisms in loricarioid catfishes. Systematic Zoology, 35(4):489-508.
  • Shiino, Sueo M. 1976. List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations. Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4. 262


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