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  • Aspidoras psammatides
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Scientific Name Aspidoras psammatides  Britto, Lima & Santos, 2005
Common Name
Type Locality Municipio de Lençóis, rio Caldeirão, 12°39'33''S, 41°22'12''W, Bahia State, Brazil.
Pronunciation ass pee DOOR ass
Etymology Aspidoras: From the Greek aspis, meaning shield and doras, meaning skin; in reference to the bony plates. Psammatides, after "Psamathos Psamathides", "the sand sorcerer", a character of J.R.R. Tolkien's book "Roverandom", from the Greek psammos, sand, and ides, son of. In allusion to the sand-dwelling behavior of the species.
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Size 31mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Rio Paraguaçu basin in Brazil.
Bahia State Rivers, Paraguaçu, São José (Bahia) (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. 3 (no. 4), pp 474, Figs. 1-5.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 28 13:47 (species record created: 2010 Jun 27 04:25)