|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Platydoras brachylecis Piorski, Garavello, Arce & Sabaj , 2008|
|Type Locality||Brazil, Maranhão, lago dos Viana, Pindaré-Mearim river system, 03°13’S, 45°10’W.|
|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||190mm or 7.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||Known from basins of rio Mearim, rio Pindaré, rio Itapecuru and rio Parnaíba,
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 (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||In nature they eat insect larvae and insects, as well as fishes, shrimp and other crustaceans.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Neotropical Ichthyology, 6(3), pp485, Figs. 3-4/|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 10 16:04 (species record created: 2008 Nov 21 08:11)|