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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 Xingú, 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 the specimen's spotted (poikilos=spotted or varicoloured) appearance.
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Size 35mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Xingu, Araguaia, and Tocantins River basins in Brazil.
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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Reference Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde v. 46 (no. 1), pp 121, Fig. 13.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 29 12:13 (species record created: 2006 Jul 20 00:00)