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  • Amblydoras nheco
  • Amblydoras nheco
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Scientific Name Amblydoras nheco  Higuchi, Birindelli, Sousa & Britski, 2007
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Anhuma, tributary of Rio Negro (Paraguay basin), 19°10'07"S, 55°18'26"W, munic. de Rio Verde de Mato Grosso, Est. de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Merodoras nheco
Pronunciation am blee door ass
Etymology Amblydoras: From the Greek amblys, meaning blunt and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the non-serrated dorsal spine. 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, Paraná, Paraguay, Upper Paraguay, Negro (Upper Paraguay), Anhuma (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 1446, pp 33, Figs. 1-2, 4-6.
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Last Update 2020 May 24 02:19 (species record created: 2003 Jun 28 00:00)