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  • Aspidoras fuscoguttatus
  • Aspidoras fuscoguttatus
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Scientific Name Aspidoras fuscoguttatus  Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1976
Common Name Mørkplettet Pansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Rio Paraná system, Córrego Corguinho, estrada da Três Lagoas, 20°46'S, 51°43'W, Est. Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Pronunciation ass pee DOOR ass - foos koh goo tah tuss
Etymology Aspidoras: From the Greek aspis, meaning shield and doras, meaning skin; in reference to the bony plates. This specific epithet refers to its dark (fuscus=dark or swarthy) and dappled (guttatus=dappled or speckled) appearance.
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Size 50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Upper Parana Basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná, Grande (Parana basin), Uberaba (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 5.5 - 6.8
Temperature 22.0-25.0°C or 71.6-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 12.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde v. 46 (no. 1), pp 118, Fig. 10.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 26 14:50 (species record created: 2003 Aug 14 00:00)