|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Platydoras brachylecis Piorski, Garavello, Arce H. & Sabaj Pérez, 2008|
|Type Locality||Lago dos Viana, Pindaré-Mearim River system, 3°13'S, 45°10'W, Maranhão, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||pla tee doh russ|
|Etymology||Platydoras: From the Greek platys, meaning flat, and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the depressed head. The specific name brachylecis is derived from the Greek brachy (short), and lekis (plate or dish), in reference to the relatively shallow midlateral scutes.|
|Size||216mm or 8.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Rio Mearim, rio Pindaré, rio Itapecuru and rio Parnaíba basins in northeastern Brazil.
Maranhão waters, Pindaré, Mearim (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Maranhão waters, Pindaré (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Piauí Rivers, Parnaíba (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Maranhão waters, Itapicurú (Maranhão) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Feeding||In nature they eat insect larvae and insects, as well as fishes, shrimp and other crustaceans.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Neotropical Ichthyology v. 6 (no. 3), pp 485, Figs. 3-4.|
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|Last Update||2020 Oct 28 16:41 (species record created: 2008 Nov 21 08:11)|