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Scientific Name Metaloricaria paucidens  Isbrücker, 1975
Common Name
Type Locality Creek at right bank of Ouaqui R., upstream of Sant Bali, French Guiana.
Etymology (Greek)Meta=With,after + (Latin) lorica, loricare=cuirass of corslet of leather(a suit of armour made of leather). This specific epithet refers to its little(paucus=little) teeth(-dens=teeth).
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Size 270mm or 10.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Oyapock, Sinnamary, and Marowijne River basins.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers, Oyapock (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers, Sinnamary (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Bull. Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg. Biol.v. 50 (no. 4) - pp2 - Fig. 1
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Last Update 2008 May 10 12:18 (species record created: 2005 Jun 06 00:00)