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  • Aspidoras poecilus
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Scientific Name Aspidoras poecilus  Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1976
Common Name
Type Locality Creek upstream of village Porori, left bank of upper Rio Xingu, Est. Mato Grosso, 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 the specimen's spotted (poikilos=spotted or varicoloured) appearance.
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Size 45mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Xingu, Araguaia, and Tocantins River basins.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (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)
Piauí Rivers, Parnaíba (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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References Bijdr. Dierkd. v. 46 (no. 1) 121 Fig. 13
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Last Update 2007 Jun 02 07:02 (species record created: 2006 Jul 20 00:00)