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Scientific Name Aspidoras depinnai  Britto, 2000
Common Name
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.
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Size 33mm or 1.3" 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.
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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)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
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Breeding Spawning notes kindly provided by Eric Bodrock from August 2007. A group consisting of five males and three females (all F1) were spawned in a ten-gallon tank, pH of 6.8 with an average temp around 75°F (24°C). The dGH 8 with a KH of 2. Regular spawning took place about every 3 weeks, on average about 60 eggs, usually deposit on glass sides and/or in the bottom spawning mop. The hatch rate was always low, estimate it takes about one year for them to reach sexual maturity.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Copeia 2000 (no. 4), pp 1049, Figs. 1-5.
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Last Update 2022 Oct 23 04:39 (species record created: 2006 Aug 19 04:34)