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Scientific Name Pareiorhaphis nasuta  Pereira, Vieira & Reis, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Ribeirão Areia Branca, tributary to hydroelectric dam Túlio Cordeiro de Mello, rio Matipó basin, rio Doce drainage, 20°11'17''S, 42°22'27''W, District of Granada, Abre Campo, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
Etymology The specific epithet of Pareiorhaphis nasuta is from the Latin nasutus, meaning long-nosed, in allusion to the long snout, diagnostic of this species. An adjective.
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Size 95mm or 3.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Pareiorhaphis species are primarily diagnosed from remaining neoplecostomines by having the canal plate firmly articulated to the preopercle, and by a series of sexually-dimorphic features of hypertrophied odontodes of adult males, giving the fish a hispid appearance.
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Distribution Pareiorhaphis nasuta is known from three localities in Minas Gerais State, the type-locality in the ribeirão Areia Branca, tributary to the rio Matipó, and two sites in the rio Matipó itself.
Espirito Santo State Rivers, Doce, Matipó (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Neotrop. ichthyol. vol.5 no.4
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Last Update 2013 Jan 27 09:56 (species record created: 2008 Dec 28 04:34)