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Scientific Name Aspidoras taurus  Lima & Britto, 2001
Common Name
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).
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Size 54mm or 2.1" 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 South America: Brazil.
La Plata, Paran√°, Itiquira (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Copeia 2001 (no. 4), pp 1011, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 29 02:59 (species record created: 2006 May 06 00:00)