|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Rhinodoras gallagheri Sabaj Pérez, Taphorn & Castillo G., 2008|
|Common Name||Gallaghers Næsemalle (Denmark)|
|Type Locality||Between Río Portuguesa mouth and Sam Fernando de Apure airport, 7°54'N, 067°32'W, Orinoco drainage, Río Apure, Apure State, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||rye no door ass - gall ag heh rye|
|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 honour of Francis Richard Gallagher, mailroom supervisor at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia from 1967 to 2003, for 37 years of dedicated service to the global community of taxonomists and systematists via the shipping and receiving of countless loans of biological specimens.|
|Size||175mm or 6.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Rhinodoras is distinguished from other Doradidae by the unique combination of traits. Colouration: Sides darkly mottled, usually with wide dark bars; light mid-lateral stripe absent; Mouth: Labial tissue well-developed, fleshy, considerably expanded at corners of mouth forming relatively thick and rounded flap-like extensions with entire margins, labial surfaces rugose with low, rounded and tightly spaced papillae, distal margin of lower lip curves around and appears draped over bases of outer and inner mental barbels, in some specimens nearly encircling the latter.A key to the species of Rhinodoras is available here.|
|Distribution||Río Apure, Río Capanaparo, and Río Arauca. It is also known from the Río
Aguas de Limón, in Arauca Department, Colombia.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Capanaparo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Arauca (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Copeia 2008 (no. 1), pp 221, Figs. 4A, 5, 8.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 09 05:22 (species record created: 2008 May 31 03:41)|