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Scientific Name Phreatobius dracunculus  Shibatta, Muriel-Cunha, Pinna, 2007
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Type Locality Brazil, Rondônia, Rio Pardo, approx 90 km S of the City of Porto Velho; area of Rio Branco (trib. to Rio Jaci-Paraná)
Pronunciation fray toe bee uss
Etymology From the Greek phrear, phreat- meaning ''well'' or ''spring''. The specific epithet, dracunculus, is from the Latin draco, meaning dragon, combined with a diminutive suffix -unculus. The name, a noun in apposition, is a reference to the colour and general aspect of the body and fins of the fish.
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Size 38mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Known from type-locality. Although specimens collected were all from a single well, individuals of Phreatobius, probably P. dracunculus were observed swimming in two additional wells in the same area. Reports by locals indicate that the species probably occurs in at least another 12 of 20 wells in the region.
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná, Pardo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Rondonia State Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Furniture Natural habitat is in dug wells.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia, São Paulo v. 47 (no. 17), pp 192, Figs. 1, 3, 5.
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Last Update 2014 Jun 22 10:16 (species record created: 2007 Nov 14 16:13)