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Scientific Name Pareiorhaphis vestigipinnis  (Pereira & Reis, 1992)
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Type Locality Creek tributary of Rio Caveiras at Painel, about 27°55'S, 50°05'W, Lajes, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Hemipsilichthys vestigipinnis
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Size 98mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Pareiorhaphis species are primarily diagnosed from remaining neoplecostomines by having the canal plate firmly articulated to the preopercle, and by a series of sexually-dimorphic features of hypertrophied odontodes of adult males, giving the fish a hispid appearance.

Absence of adipose fin; cleithral width 27.3-31.7% SL; presence of normally developed dermal plates on the dorsal surface of body; nuptial males with few and delicate hypertrophied odontodes on the lateral margin of head, usually hidden by extensive soft fleshy lobes.
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Distribution South America: rio Canoas and its tributaries in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
La Plata, Uruguay, Upper Uruguay, Canoas (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 18 (no. 4) [for 1991], pp 113, Figs. 2-3.
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Last Update 2020 Nov 08 14:42 (species record created: 2006 Jul 28 08:12)