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|Scientific Name||Aspidoras depinnai Britto, 2000|
|Type Locality||Creek at Amaraji-Primavera road, rio Ipojuca basin, 8°21'S, 35°26'W, Pernambuco State, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||ass pee DOOR ass|
|Etymology||Aspidoras: From the Greek aspis, meaning shield and doras, meaning skin; in reference to the bony plates. Named to honour Dr. Mário de Pinna.|
|Size||40mm (1.6") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp. |
|Identification||Differs from its congeners in having bifid serrations restricted to distal tip on ossified portion of pectoral spine posterior border (versus single or bifid serrations along entire posterior border) and presence of irregular arclike brown blotch on caudal peduncle (versus absence). Head with an irregular row of minute pores.|
|Distribution||South America: Ipojuca River basin, Brazil.
Southern Atlantic Draining Rivers, North East Brazil Coastal Rivers, Pernambucu state waters, Ipojuca (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|References||Copeia 2000 (no. 4) 1049 Figs. 1-5|
|Registered Keepers||(1) kim m, (2) jodilynn, who also notes: "VERY lovely little fish, very active. A joy to have! Eats everything, even snatching flakes out of mid-water. I have never seen them offered since so I am glad I got the one I did.".
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- CotM 2010 October
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|Last Update||2007 May 27 07:02 (species record created: 2006 Aug 19 04:34)|