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Scientific Name Propimelodus araguayae  Rocha, de Oliveira & Rapp Py-Daniel, 2007
Common Name
Type Locality Barra do Garças, rio Araguaia, 15°50'15''S, 51°58'43''W, Mato Grosso State, Brazil.
Etymology The genus name is from (Greek) Pro=First, in front of (Greek) pimele meaning fat and (Greek) odous meaning teeth. Based on the type location, rio Araguaia.
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Size 137mm or 5.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification From original description:
Propimelodus araguayae can be distinguished from its congeners by: a conspicuous black dot on the dorsal-fin (vs. absent).
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Distribution South America: middle rio Araguaia in Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia (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 Neotropical Ichthyology v. 5 (no. 3), pp 280, Figs. 1, 2a, 3, 5, 6c.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:03 (species record created: 2009 Jan 17 00:57)