|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pareiorhaphis mutuca (Oliveira & Oyakawa, 1999)|
|Type Locality||Rio das Velhas drainage, Nova Lima County, Córrego Mutuca, at right side of road from Belo Horizonte to Nova Lima, kilometer 20, about 20°60'S, 43°55'W, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.|
|Size||96mm or 3.8" 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.
Distinguished from other Hemipsilichthys species by the exposed lateral process of cleithrum above pectoral fin insertion very reduced in size, never passing the origin of the pectoral fin spine; and by the arrangement of the hypertrophied odontodes on the lateral margin of head, which are longer posteriorly and slightly turned backwards.
|Distribution||Rio Maroni system
South America: Headwaters of Das Velhas River basin.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Furniture||Found in rocky and stony areas. During the day, this fish hides under the stones in the deep and shaded places but is always active.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 10 (no. 1), pp 75, Figs. 1-2.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 07 10:52 (species record created: 2005 Jul 18 00:00)|