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  • Rhinodoras thomersoni
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Scientific Name Rhinodoras thomersoni  Taphorn & Lilyestrom, 1984
Common Name
Type Locality Near El Congo, Río Catatumbo mouth, Estado Zulia, Venezuela.
Pronunciation rye no door ass
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. Revista Unellez de Ciencia y Tecnologia v. 2 (no. 2)
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: River basins along southwest shore of Lake Maracaibo (Santa Ana, Catatumbo and Escalante rivers).
Lake Maracaibo, Santa Ana (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Lake Maracaibo, Catatumbo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Lake Maracaibo, Escalante (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Revista Unellez de Ciencia y Tecnologia v. 2 (no. 2), pp 87, Figs. 1-3.
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Last Update 2014 Jun 22 10:20 (species record created: 2008 May 31 03:42)