|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Aspidoras taurus Lima & Britto, 2001|
|Type Locality||River Itiquira, River Paraguai system, 16°56'S, 53°32'W, Fazenda Cabeceira do Itiquira, close to highway BR-364, Alto Garças, Mato Grosso State, 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).|
|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.|
|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 Reports||There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|Reference||Copeia 2001 (no. 4), pp 1011, Figs. 1-2.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 09 04:52 (species record created: 2006 May 06 00:00)|