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  • Aspidoras microgalaeus
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Scientific Name Aspidoras microgalaeus  Britto, 1998
Common Name
Type Locality Small tributary of rio Culuene, km 86 of Paranatinga-Canarana road, Rio Xingú basin, 14°00'S, 54°38'W, Mato Grosso State, Brazil.
Pronunciation ass pee DOOR ass
Etymology Aspidoras: From the Greek aspis, meaning shield and doras, meaning skin; in reference to the bony plates. This specific epithet refers to its small (mikros=small), helmet(galaeus=helmet) shaped head.
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Size 40mm or 1.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Xingu River basin.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu, Upper Xingu, Culuene (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu, Upper Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 8 (no. 4), pp 364, Figs. 3b, 4b, 5b, 6a, 8-9.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 04:54 (species record created: 2006 Jul 20 00:00)