B.K.A. New Pamphlet No.4
Name: Plesolebias bitteri Costa, 1990
Remarks: Costa (1991) is not sure of the generic name of his species: it is distinctive from the other Plesolebias by osteological characters, the frontal scalation and the number of circumpeduncular scales.
Sub genus: None
Etymology: Dedicated to F.Bitter, a German aquairist, who 'discovered' the fish.
Type locality: Paraguay, without any more detail ( aquarium fish imported with no precise origin from Paraguay to Germany).
Synonymes: Cynolebias spec. "Paraguay"; Seegers, 1988.
Related Species/group: Plesolebias lacerdai and Plesolebias glaucopterus.
Scientific Key Datas: D = 11-12; A = 17-18; LL = 27-29 G-type frontal scalation
Common name: None
Biotope: No information; most probably, temporary body of waters.