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Scientific Name Paralithoxus surinamensis  (Boeseman, 1982)
Common Name
Type Locality Near Awaradam, Gran Rio, upper Suriname River system, Suriname.
Pronunciation PAH rah lith OX uss
Etymology Greek: Para = The side of + lithos = stone + oxys = sharp. 
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Size 41mm or 1.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification .
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Distribution South America: Gran Rio River basin in upper Suriname River drainage.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Suriname, Upper Suriname (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Furniture All species of Paralithoxus are adapted to high-energy waters, occupying cracks or crevices on rocks in clear fast-moving rivers with rapids and rocky/sandy substrates.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Series C, Biological and Medical Sciences) v. 85 (no. 1), pp 54, Pl. 5.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:04 (species record created: 2009 Jan 25 10:53)