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Scientific Name Rhinodoras sp. `TOCANTINS XINGU`   
Common Name
Pronunciation rye no door ass
Etymology Rhinodoras: From the Greek rhinos, meaning nose, and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the unusual snout morphology. 
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Identification Rhinodoras is distinguished from other Doradidae by the unique combination of traits. Colouration: Sides darkly mottled, usually with wide dark bars; light mid-lateral stripe absent; Mouth: Labial tissue well-developed, fleshy, considerably expanded at corners of mouth forming relatively thick and rounded flap-like extensions with entire margins, labial surfaces rugose with low, rounded and tightly spaced papillae, distal margin of lower lip curves around and appears draped over bases of outer and inner mental barbels, in some specimens nearly encircling the latter.

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Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 04 21:02 (species record created: 2010 Nov 19 14:16)