A new species of Tetra has been found in the drainage from the Portuguese River in Venezuela. The scientific name Hyphessobrycon otrynus. Ortynus is Greek for “spur,” which describes, the large bone spur-like hooks that curve from each side of the anal fin on the adult males of the species. Further information on this new species is lacking, but will be provided as research is gathered.

For a free excerpt from the Zootaxa 1747: 61-68 (April 2008) by RICARDO C. BENINE & GUILHERME A. M. LOPES (Brazil) That describes a little aboutH. Ortynus visit:  http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2008/f/z01747p068f.pdf