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  • Aspidoras albater
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Scientific NameAspidoras albater  Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1976
Common Name(s)False Macropterus
Type LocalityRio Tocantinzinha near São João da Aliança, 14°46'S, 47°30'W, Rio Tocantins system, Goiás, Brazil.
Pronunciationass pee DOOR ass - al BAIT err
EtymologyAspidoras: From the Greek aspis, meaning shield and doras, meaning skin; in reference to the bony plates. This specific epithet refers to the specimen's white (albus=white) and black (ater=black) colouring.
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Size 45mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionSouth America: Brazil: Rio Tocantins
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH6.0 - 7.3
Temperature22.0-24.0°C or 71.6-75.2°F (Show others within this range)
Other Parametersdh 20.
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BreedingHas been bred in the aquarium.
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ReferencesBijdr. Dierkd.v. 46 (no. 1) - pp115 - Fig. 6
Registered Keepers(1) PhiltheNelson, (2) jollysue (k: 6), (3) arzerkle, (4) 77maverick (p: 3, k: 41), (5) Phreatobius, (6) jules a birnbaum (p: 2), (7) corybreed, (8) jp11biod, (9) arapaimag (k: 4), (10) donpetty (k: 15), (11) jeff.l, (12) Coryologist (k: 130), who also notes: "Will spawn in a cup of mud. Seriously. :) - Frank", (13) cnoatch, (14) Shawnc, (15) matti2uude (k: 6), (16) acanbill, (17) tetratom, (18) Baked Wafl3, (19) magicmarymac, (20) 4evercories, (21) rcbows (k: 56), who also notes: "Difficult to raise! Difficult to sex and keep eggs. Have bred them", (22) francoisMtl (k: 13).

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Breeding Reports(1) donpetty (b: 45).
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Last Update2010 Apr 21 14:14 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)