Roberto Esser dos Reis

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Roberto Esser dos Reis

  • Laboratório de Sistemática de Vertebrados, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Ipi- ranga, 6681, Caixa Postal 1429, 90619-900, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
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  • Reis, R.E. & Malabarba, L.R. 1988. Revision of the neotropical cichlid genus Gymnogeophagus Ribeiro, 1918, with descriptions of two new species (Pisces, Perciformes). Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, 4 (4): 259-305. Zitatseite 


  • Reis, R.E., Weber, C. & Malabarba, L.R. 1990. Review of the genus Hypostomus Lacepéde, 1803 from southern Brazil, with descriptions of three new species (Pisces: Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie, 97 (3): 729-766. Zitatseite 
  • Reis, R.E. 1992. Die Hypostomus-Arten Südbrasiliens. DATZ-Sonderheft "Harnischwelse", Verlag Ulmer, Stuttgart, Pp. 45-48. Zitatseite 
  • Reis, R.E. & Schaefer, S.A. 1992. Eurycheilus pantherinus (Siluroidei: Loricariidae), a new genus and species of Hypoptopomatinae from southern Brazil. Copeia, 1992 (1): 215-223. Zitatseite 
  • Reis, R.E., Malabarba, L.R. & Pavanelli, C.S. 1992. Gymnogeophagus setequedas, a new cichlid species (Teleostei: Labroidei) from middle rio Paraná system, Brazil and Paraguay. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 3 (3): 265-272. Zitatseite 
  • Reis, R.E. & Schaefer, S.A. 1993. Eurycheilichthys nom. nov., a substitute name for Eurycheilus Reis and Schaefer, 1992 (Siluridei: Loricariidae). Copeia, 1993 (3): 894. Zitatseite 
  • Reis, R.E. 1997. Revision of the neotropical catfish genus Hoplosternum (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Callichthyidae), with the description of two new genera and three new species. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 7 (4): 299-326. Zitatseite 
  • Malabarba, L.R., Reis, R.E., Vari, R.P., Lucena, Z.M.S.d. & Lucena, C.A.S.d. (eds) 1998. Phylogeny and classification of Neotropical fishes. Edipucrs, Porto Alegre. 1-603. Zitatseite 
  • Reis, R.E. & Schaefer, S.A. 1998. New cascudinhos from southern Brazil: systematics, endemism, and relationships (Siluriformes, Loricariidae, Hypoptopomatinae). American Museum Novitates, 3254: 1-25. (PDF) Zitatseite 
  • Wimberger, P.H., Reis, R.E. & Thornton, K.R. 1998. Mitochrondrial phylogenetics, biogeography, and evolution of parental care and mating systems in Gymnogeophagus (Perciformes: Cichlidae). Pp. 509-518 in:
  • Malabarba, L.R., Reis, R.E., Vari, R.P., Lucena, Z.M.S.d. & Lucena, C.A.S.d. (eds) 1998. Phylogeny and classification of Neotropical fishes. Edipucrs, Porto Alegre. 1-603. Zitatseite  Zitatseite 



  • Lucinda, P.H.F. & Reis, R.E. 2005. Systematics of the subfamily Poeciliinae Bonaparte (Cyprinidontiformes: Poeciliidae), with an emphasis on the tribe Cnesterodontini Hubbs. Neotropical Ichthyology, 3 (1): 1-60. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Reis, R.E. & Kaefer, C.C. 2005. Two new species of the Neotropical catfish genus Lepthoplosternum (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Callichthyidae). Copeia, 2005 (4): 724-731. Zitatseite 


  • Reis, R.E. & Carvalho, T.P. 2007. Hypoptopomatinae. Pp. 83-84 in: Buckup, P.A., Menezes, N.A., Ghazzi, M.S. (eds.): Catálogo das espécies de peixes de água doce do Brasil. Rio de Janeiro: Museu Nacional, (Série Livros; 23). Zitatseite 
  • Carvalho, T.P., Lehmann, P.A. & Reis, R.E. 2008. Gymnotocinclus anosteos, a new uniquely-plated genus and species of loricariid catfish (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from the upper rio Tocantins basin, central Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, 6 (3): 329-338. (doi) Zitatseite 


  • Pereira, E.H.L., Vieira, F. & Reis, R.E. 2010. Pareiorhaphis scutula, a new species of neoplecostomine catfish (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the upper rio Doce basin, Southeastern Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, 8 (1): 33-38. (doi) Zitatseite 


  • Bockmann, F.A. & Reis, R.E. 2011. Two new, beautifully-colored species of the Neotropical catfish Cetopsorhamdia Eigenmann and Fishes, 1916 (Siluriformes, Heptapteridae) from western Brazil, with a cladistic analysis of the genus. In: Abstracts for the 2011 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 6‑11 July 2011. Minneapolis, AES, ASIH, HL, NIA, SSAR, [auf CD-ROM]. Zitatseite 
  • Cramer, C.A., Bonatto, S.L. & Reis, R.E. 2011. Molecular phylogeny of the Neoplecostominae and Hypoptopomatinae (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) using multiple genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 59 (1): 43-52. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Calegari, B.B., Lehmann A., P. & Reis, R.E. 2011. A new species of Otothyropsis (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the rio Paraguay basin, Paraguay. Neotropical Ichthyology, 9 (2): 253-260. (doi) Zitatseite 




  • Calegari, B.B., Reis, R.E. & Vari, R.P. 2013. Miniature catfishes of the genus Gelanoglanis (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae): monophyly and the description of a new species from the upper rio Tapajós basin, Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, 12 (4): 699-706. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Calegari, B.B., Silva, E.V. & Reis, R.E. 2014: Microlepidogaster discontenta, a new species of hypoptopomatine catfish (Teleostei: Loricariidae) from the rio São Francisco basin, Brazil. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 25 (3): 213-221. (PDF) Zitatseite 
  • Lehmann A., P., Lazzarotto, H. & Reis, R.E. 2014. Parotocinclus halbothi, a new species of small armored catfish (Loricariidae: Hypoptopomatinae), from the Trombetas and Marowijne River basins, in Brazil and Suriname. Neotropical Ichthyology, 12 (1): 27-33. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Pereira, E.H.L., Zanata, A.M., Cetra, M. & Reis, R.E. 2014. A remarkable sexually dimorphic new genus and species of Neoplecostomine catfish (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from a coastal drainage of eastern Brazil. Copeia, 2014 (4): 673-681. (PDF) Zitatseite 



  • Calegari, B.B. & Reis, R.E. 2016. New species of the miniature genus Gelanoglanis (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae) from the Tocantins River basin (Brazil) and osteological description of G. nanonocticolus. Journal of Fish Biology, 90 (5): 1702–1716. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Carvalho, T.P., Lundberg, J.G., Baskin, J.N., Friel, J.P. & Reis, R.E. 2016. A new species of the blind and miniature genus Micromyzon Friel and Lundberg, 1996 (Silurifomes: Aspredinidae) from the Orinoco River: describing catish diversity using high-resolution computed tomography. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 165: 37-53. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Londoño-Burbano, A. & Reis, R.E. 2016. Taxonomic revision and phylogenetic relationships of Dasyloricaria Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979 (Siluriformes: Loricariidae), with description of a new species. Neotropical Ichthyology, 14 (1): e150120. doi: 10.1590/1982-0224-20150120 Zitatseite 
  • Pereira, E.H.L., Lehmann, P.A. & Reis, R.E. 2016. Pareiorhaphis vetula, a new armored catfish from the headwaters of the Rio Doce basin, Brazil (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Zootaxa, 4144 (3): 443-450. Zitatseite 


  • Calegari, B.B., Morlis, W.G. & Reis, R.E. 2017. A new species of Otothyropsis (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the upper Río Paraná basin, Paraguay, with a discussion of the limits between Otothyropsis and Hisonotus. Zootaxa, 4244 (2): 231-245. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Carvalho, T.P., Reis, R.E. & Sabaj, M.H. 2017. Description of a New Blind and Rare Species of Xyliphius (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae) from the Amazon Basin Using High-Resolution Computed Tomography. Copeia, 105 (1): 14-28. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Carvalho, T.P., Reis, R.E. & Friel, J.P. 2017. A new species of Hoplomyzon (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae) from Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela: osteological description using high-resolution computed microtomography of a miniature species. Neotropical Ichthyology, 15 (1): Epub Mar 30, 2017. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Delapieve, M.L.S., Lehmann A, P. & Reis, R.E. 2018. An appraisal of the phylogenetic relationships of Hypoptopomatini cascudinhos with description of two new genera and three new species (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Neotropical Ichthyology, 15 (4): 1-37 (e170079). (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Koerber, S., Vera-Alcaraz, H.S. & Reis, R.E. 2017. Checklist of the fishes of Paraguay (CLOFPY). Ichthyological Contributions of PecesCriollos, 53: 1-99. Zitatseite 
  • Pereira, E.H.L. & Reis, R.E. 2017. Morphology-based phylogeny of the suckermouth armored catfishes, with emphasis on the Neoplecostominae (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Zootaxa, 4264 (1): 1-104. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Pereira, E.H.L., Pessali, T.C., Andrade, F.d. & Reis, R.E. 2017. Description of a new species of Pareiorhaphis (Loricariidae: Neoplecostominae) from the rio Jequitinhonha basin, Minas Gerais, eastern Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, 15 (3): e170007. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Reis, R.E. 2017. Unexpectedly high diversity in a small basin: A taxonomic revision of Eurycheilichthys (Siluriformes: Loricariidae), with descriptions of seven new species. Neotropical Ichthyology, 15 (1): Epub Mar 30, 2017. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Reis, R.E., Calegari, B.B., Carvalho, T.P., Cramer, C.A., Delapieve, M.L.S., Lehmann A., P. & Pereira, E.H.L. 2017. A phylogeny of the armored catfishes, with emphasis on the Neoplecostominae–Hypoptopomatinae clade (Siluriformes: Loricariidae): integrating phenotypical and molecular data. II International Symposium on Phylogeny and Classification of Neotropical Fishes, Londrina, Brazil. Zitatseite 


  • Calegari, B.B., Gamarra, S.P. & Reis, R.E. 2018. A New Species of Curculionichthys (Siluriformes: Hypoptopomatinae) from the Western Border of the Brazilian Shield, Madeira River Basin, Brazil. Copeia, 106 (4): 663–670. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Carvalho, T.P., Arce, H.M., Reis, R.E. & Sabaj, M.H. 2018. Molecular phylogeny of Banjo Catfishes (Ostaryophisi: Siluriformes: Aspredinidae): a continental radiation in South American freshwaters. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 127: 459-467. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Lehmann A., P., Lima, F.C.T. & Reis, R.E. 2018. Parotocinclus yaka, a new species of armored catfish (Loricariidae: Hypoptopomatinae), from the Amazon basin in Brazil. Zootaxa, 4521 (4): 584–592. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Pereira, E.H.L., Pessali, T.C. & Reis, R.E. 2018. A New Species of Pareiorhaphis (Loricariidae: Neoplecostominae) from the Mucuri River Basin, Minas Gerais, Eastern Brazil. Copeia, 106 (4): 632-640. (doi) Zitatseite 


  • Calegari, B.B., Vari, R.P. & Reis, R.E. 2019. Phylogenetic systematics of the driftwood catfishes (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae): a combined morphological and molecular analysis. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 187 (3): 661–773. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Gamarra, S.P., Calegari, B.B. & Reis, R.E. 2019. A new species of Curculionichthys (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the north edge of the Brazilian Shield, lower Amazon basin. Neotropical Ichthyology, 17 (2): e190001. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Koerber, S. & Reis, R.E. 2019. The current situation of Rhamdia Bleeker, 1858 (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) – gather available information, define a zero point, and start all over again. Historia Natural, 9 (2): 51-74. Zitatseite 
  • Leão, M.D.V., Carvalho, T.P., Reis, R.E. & Wosiacki, W.B. 2019. A new species of Pseudobunocephalus Friel, 2008 (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae) from the lower Tocantins and Mearim river drainages, North and Northeast of Brazil. Zootaxa, 4586 (1): 109–126. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Londoño-Burbano, A., & Reis, R.E. 2019. A Taxonomic Revision of Sturisomatichthys Isbrücker and Nijssen, 1979 (Loricariidae: Loricariinae), with Descriptions of Three New Species. Copeia, 107 (4): 764-806. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Pereira, E.H.L., A. Santos, A.C., de Pinna, M.C.C. & Reis, R.E. 2019. An Enigmatic New Loricariid (Actinopterygii: Siluriformes) from Relictual Upper Reaches of Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil. Copeia, 107 (4): 597-605. (doi) Zitatseite 


  • Carvalho, T.P. & Reis, R.E. 2020. A New Miniature Species of Acanthobunocephalus (Silurifomes: Aspredinidae) from the Lower Purus River Basin, Amazon Basin, Brazil. Copeia, 108 (2): 347-357. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Delapieve, M.L.S., Carvalho, T.P. & Reis, R.E. 2020. Species delimitation in a range-restricted group of cascudinhos (Loricariidae: Epactionotus) supports morphological and genetic differentiation across coastal rivers of southern Brazil. Journal of Fish Biology, 97 (6): 1748-1769. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Fagundes, P.C., Pereira, E.H.L. & Reis, R.E. 2020. Iterative taxonomic study of Pareiorhaphis hystrix (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) suggests a single, yet phenotypically variable, species in south Brazil. PLoS ONE, 15 (9): e0237160. (doi) Zitatseite 


  • Bockmann, F.A. & Reis, R.E. 2021. Two new, remarkably colored species of the Neotropical catfish genus Cetopsorhamdia Eigenmann & Fisher, 1916 (Siluriformes, Heptapteridae) from Chapada dos Parecis, western Brazil, with an assessment of the morphological characters bearing on their phylogenetic relationships. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia, 61: e20216156. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Lehmann A, P. & Reis, R.E. 2021. A New Species of the Armored Catfish Parotocinclus (Loricariidae: Hypoptopomatinae) from the Upper Xingu River Basin, Brazil. Ichthyology & Herpetology, 109 (2): 449–455. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Londoño-Burbano, A. & Reis, R.E. 2021. A combined molecular and morphological phylogeny of the Loricariinae (Siluriformes: Loricariidae), with emphasis on the Harttiini and Farlowellini. PLoS ONE, 16 (3): e0247747. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Londoño-Burbano, A., Mendonça, M.B. & Reis, R.E. 2021. The distribution of Cteniloricaria (Siluriformes: Loricariidae): known and new records in Brazil suggest headwater captures as drivers of disjoint distribution. Neotropical Ichthyology, 19 (2): e210018. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Reis, R.E., Vieira, F. & Pereira, E.H.L. 2021. A New Species of the Loricariid Catfish Genus Loricariichthys (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from Eastern Brazil. Ichthyology & Herpetology, 109 (2): 557–566. (doi) Zitatseite