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Scientific Name Aspidoras spilotus  Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1976
Common Name C125
Type Locality Riacho dos Macacos, trib. of R. Acaráu, Est. Ceará, Brazil.
Pronunciation ass pee DOOR ass - spil oh tuss
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 (spilotos=spotted) 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: Coastal rivers in Ceará, Brazil.
Ceará State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.0 - 7.2
Temperature 22.0-25.0°C or 71.6-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 8-12.
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Breeding Has been bred in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There are 11 breeding reports, read them all here.
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References Bijdr. Dierkd. v. 46 (no. 1) 123 Fig. 14
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Last Update 2013 Jan 29 06:03 (species record created: 2006 Jul 23 00:00)