The Hunting of the Baratinha

"Just the place for a Snark!" the Bellman cried, As he landed his crew with care; Supporting each man on the top of the tide By a finger entwined in his hair. "Just the place for a Snark! I have said it twice: That alone should encourage the crew. Just the place for a Snark! I have said it thrice: What I tell you three times is true." Lewis Carroll (1874), The Hunting of the Snark. This much is true: cymothoids are stranger than any Bandersnatch or Boojum that I’ve ever seen, especially those found in freshwater. Brazil harbours the largest diversity of freshwater cymothoids in the world, with 24 species currently recognised. These species are quite distinct from their marine relatives, bot

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