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Scientific Name Scleromystax salmacis  Britto & Reis, 2005
Common Name
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 Rio Mampituba and rio Araranguá basins in southern Santa Catarina State of 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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Feeding All prepared foods and live / frozen treats such as bloodworm.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Neotrop. ichthyol. vol.3 no.4
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Last Update 2013 Jan 13 11:53 (species record created: 2009 Mar 02 13:20)