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Scientific Name Aspidoras taurus  Lima & Britto, 2001
Common Name
Type Locality R. Itiquira, R. Paraguai system, 16°56'S, 53°32'W, Fazenda Cabeceira do Itiquira, close to hwy BR-364, Alto Garças, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Pronunciation ass pee DOOR ass - taw russ
Etymology Aspidoras: From the Greek aspis, meaning shield and doras, meaning skin; in reference to the bony plates. This specific epithet is a reference to the bull (taurus=bull).
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Size 55mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Infraorbitals, preopercle and reduced nuchal plate covered by thick skin and not visible externally. Lateral line absent posterior to 2 small lateral line ossicles. Two pairs of maxillary barbels and a pair of mental barbels. Adipose fin preceded by a small, curved, well-ossified spine.
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Distribution Brazil, Mato Grosso, Rio Itiquira
La Plata, Paraná, Itiquira (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.
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References Copeia 2001 (no. 4) 1011 Figs. 1-2
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Last Update 2007 Jun 02 07:03 (species record created: 2006 May 06 00:00)