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  • Merodoras nheco
  • Merodoras nheco
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Scientific Name Merodoras nheco  Higuchi, Birindelli, Sousa & Britski , 2007
Common Name
Type Locality Brazil: Estado do Mato Grosso do Sul: município de Rio Verde de Mato Grosso, Rio Anhuma, tributary of Rio Negro (Paraguay basin) (19°10' 07''S, 55° 18' 26''W).
Etymology From the Greek meros (= part, portion), in reference to the incomplete lateral line, plus the suffix –doras, as traditionally applied to genera in this family. Gender masculine. Specific name toponymic with reference to the town of Nhecolândia, the place where this species was discovered. The Portuguese nh is pronounced like the French or Italian gn or the Spanish ñ. The word nheco apparently does not have any particular significance other than having probably been a nickname for the town founder.
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Size 54mm or 2.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Brazil, Estado do Mato Grosso do Sul: município de Rio Verde de Mato Grosso, Rio Anhuma, tributary of Rio Negro (Paraguay basin)
La Plata, Uruguay, Lower Uruguay, Negro (Lower Uruguay), Anhuma (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 Zootaxa 1446: 31–42 (2007)
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Last Update 2013 Jan 04 09:33 (species record created: 2003 Jun 28 00:00)