Gustavo A. Ballen

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Gustavo A. Ballen

  • Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
  • Center for Tropical Paleoecology and Archaeology, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Ancón, Panamá.
  • Laboratorio de Ictiología, Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.
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  • Ballen, G.A. 2011. A new species of Chaetostoma Tschudi (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from Colombia with a definition of the C. anale species group. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, 51 (26): 383-398. (PDF) Zitatseite 
  • Ballen, G.A. & Vari, R.P. 2012. Review of the Andean armored catfishes of the genus Dolichancistrus Isbrücker (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Neotropical Ichthyology, 10 (3): 499–518. (PDF) Zitatseite 
  • Ballen, G.A., Urbano-Bonilla, A. & Maldonado-Ocampo, J.A. 2016. Description of a new species of the genus Chaetostoma from the Orinoco River drainage with comments on Chaetostoma milesi Fowler, 1941 (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Zootaxa, 4105 (2): 181-197. Zitatseite 
  • Ballen, G.A., Pastana, M.N.L. & Peixoto, L.A.W. 2016. A new species of Farlowella (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) of the F. nattereri species-group from the rio Xingu basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil, with comments on Farlowella jauruensis, a poorly-known species from the upper rio Paraguai basin. Neotropical Ichthyology, 14 (3): Epub Sep 30, 2016. doi: 10.1590/1982-0224-20160046 Zitatseite 
  • Ballen, G.A., Urbano-Bonilla, A. & Zamudio, J.E. 2016. Farlowella mitoupibo, a new species of stick catfish from the upper Guaviare River, Orinoco basin, Colombia (Teleostei: Loricariidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 27 (4): 325-332. (Abstract) Zitatseite 
  • Urbano-Bonilla, A., Ballen, G.A., Herrera-R, G.A., Zamudio, J., Herrera-Collazos, E.E., DoNascimiento, C., Prada-Pedreros, S. & Maldonado-Ocampo, J.A. 2018. Fishes of the Cusiana River (Meta River basin, Colombia), with a key to its species. ZooKeys, 733: 65–97. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Ballen, G.A. 2019. Nomenclature of the Sphyraenidae (Teleostei: Carangaria): A synthesis of fossil- and extant-based classification systems. Zootaxa, 4686 (3): 397–408. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Terán, G.E., Ballen, G.A., Alonso, F., Aguilera, G. & Mirande, J.M. (in press). A new species of Farlowella (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the upper Bermejo River, La Plata River basin, northwestern Argentina. Neotropical Ichthyology, 17 (2): [1-7]; e180114. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Peixoto, L.A.W., Pastana, M.N.L. & Ballen, G.A. 2020. New species of glass knifefish genus Eigenmannia (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae) with comments on the morphology and function of the enlarged cephalic lateral-line canals of Sternopygidae. Journal of Fish Biology, 98 (1)[2021]: 142-153. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Urbano-Bonilla, A. & Ballen, G.A. 2021 A new species of Chaetostoma (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Orinoco basin with comments on Amazonian species of the genus in Colombia. Journal of Fish Biology, 98 (4): 1091-1104.[1-14]. (MS published: 05 December 2020). (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Ballen, G.A. & de Pinna, M.C.C. 2021. A standardized terminology of spines in the order Siluriformes (Actinopterygii: Ostariophysi). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, zlab008, Published: 27 March 2021. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Meza-Vargas, V., Calegari, B.B., Lujan, N.K., Ballen, G.A., Oyakawa, O.T., Sousa, L.M., Rapp Py-Daniel, L. & Reis, R.E. 2022. A New Species of Chaetostoma (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) Expands the Distribution of Rubbernose Plecos Eastward into the Lower Amazon Basin of Brazil. Ichthyology & Herpetology, 110 (2): 364-377. (doi) Zitatseite