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Scientific Name Rhinodoras armbrusteri  Sabaj, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Branco River drainage, St. Ignatius, 1.9 miles north-northeast of Lethem, 3°21'21''N, 059°48'19''W, Takutu River, Rupununi, Guyana.
Pronunciation rye no door ass - arm brews terr eye
Etymology Rhinodoras: From the Greek rhinos, meaning nose, and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the unusual snout morphology. From original description: Named in honor of Jonathan William Armbruster, for his sterling contributions to the collection and study of neotropical fishes and for deftly leading the expedition to Guyana that resulted in the discovery of this species.
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Size 96mm or 3.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Takutu River (and its tributary the Ireng) that drains into the upper Rio Branco (Amazonas basin), and the Rupununi River (Essequibo basin), southwestern Guyana.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco, Upper Branco, Tacutu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco, Upper Branco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Rupununi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Other Parameters Takutu River (and its tributary the Ireng) that drains into the upper Rio Branco (Amazonas basin), and the Rupununi River (Essequibo basin), southwestern Guyana.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Copeia 2008, No. 1, 209–226
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Last Update 2010 Feb 02 13:09 (species record created: 2008 May 31 03:39)