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Scientific Name Brachyrhamdia thayeria  Slobodian & Bockmann, 2013
Common Name Arched False Cory
Type Locality Amazonas, Maraã, Lago Amanã, Rio Japurá basin, 2°32’06"S, 65°43’02", Brazil, elevation 44 meters.
Pronunciation bra key ram dee ah
Etymology Greek, brachys, -eia = shor + Brazilian vernacular name, Nhamdia/Jamdia. The specific epithet thayeria refers to Thayeria Eigenmann (1908), a genus of South American characin that has a similar diagonal dark stripe on the caudal peduncle, and also in honor of the North American businessman and philanthropist Nathaniel Thayer, Jr. (1808–1883), who sponsored the expedition to Brazil led by Swiss zoologist Louis Agassiz from 1865 to 1866 (then known as Thayer Expedition), which was responsible for important discoveries of the Amazon fish fauna.
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Distribution Rio Japurá drainage, a left margin tributary of the Rio Solimões in Brazil.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Japur√° (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa 3717 (no. 1), pp 3, Figs. 1-5.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:25 (species record created: 2009 Oct 29 13:52)