Biological Surveys in Guyana

Biologists from Hudsonia and Simon’s Rock College travelled to the interior of Guyana (South America) almost annually for a decade. Field work emphasized the poorly-studied fish fauna. Several publications on fish taxonomy and distribution resulted from this work, including a description of a new species (Schmidt 1985, 1987, 1993, Schmidt & Ferraris 1985).


Schmidt, R.E. 1985. New distribution records and complementary description of Haemomaster venezuelae (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae), a rare and poorly known fish from northern South America. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 20(2):93-96.

Schmidt, R.E. 1987. Redescription of Vandellia beccarii (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from Guyana. Copeia 1987(1):234-237.

Schmidt, R.E. 1993. Relationships and notes on the biology of Paracanthopoma parva (Pisces: Trichomycteridae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 4(2):185-191.

Schmidt, R.E & C.J. Ferraris, Jr. 1985. A new species of Parotocinclus (Pisces:Loricariidae) from Guyana. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 98(2):341-346.

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