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Scientific Name Scleromystax salmacis  Britto & Reis, 2005
Common Names Map Cory
Kortpansermalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Arroio Molha Coco in Rosa, nearly 5.5 kilometers northwest of Praia Grande, 29°10'14''S, 49°58'53''W, Praia Grande, Santa Catarina State, Brazil.
Pronunciation ss KLER oh muss tax
Etymology Scleromystax: From the Greek sclero meaning hard and the Latin mystax meaning moustache. This species is named for Salmacis of Ovid's tale; this is an allusion to the slight difference between males and females when compared to the more noticeable differences observed in other species of Scleromystax.
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Size 48mm or 1.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Partial excerpt (with minor edits for clarity) from original description: Among Scleromystax species, the S. salmacis is most similar to S. macropterus, differing from this species mainly by the absence of a black spot on the base of the median caudal-fin rays (vs. presence).
General Remarks This species has yet to enter the aquarium trade.
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Distribution South America: Brazil.
Santa Catarina State Rivers, Mampituba (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Santa Catarina State Rivers, Araranguá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Rio Grande Do Sul State Waters, Tramandaí (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
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Feeding Will readily accepted all prepared foods that reach the bottom of the aquarium such as tablets, granules and larger flakes. Live (or frozen) foods such as bloodworm, white worm, grindal worm (Enchytraeus), Daphnia and Tubifex are readily accepted and good for conditioning groups of fishes for spawning. User data.
Furniture Ideally substrate should be sand, but rounded gravel is an imperfect alternative. Avoid keeping over rough edged (chipped) gravel, this will increase this risk of damage the fishes barbels when it tries to dig. Substrate should be bordered with driftwood and aquatic plants leaving an open area for them to search for food and swim. The shade provided by overhanging rock work, arching bogwood, tall or floating plants are all that is required to settle these fishes.
Compatibility A peaceful, shoaling, community fish.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 3 (no. 4), pp 482, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2023 Aug 05 02:50 (species record created: 2009 Mar 02 13:20)