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Scientific Name Aspidoras belenos  Britto, 1998
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Type Locality Creek at Primavera do Leste - Paranatinga road, 82 kilometers north from Primavero de Leste, rio das Mortes basin, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, 15°03'S, 52°03'W.
Pronunciation ass pee DOOR ass - bell en oss
Etymology Aspidoras: From the Greek aspis, meaning shield and doras, meaning skin; in reference to the bony plates. This specific epithet refers to the Celtic mythological deity, Belenos, which means "the one who shines," and is an allusion to the specimen's iridescent colour.
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Size 28mm or 1.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Das Mortes River basin, Araguaia River drainage in Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia, Das Mortes (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 Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 8 (no. 4), pp 361, Figs. 1-2, 34a, 4a, 5a, 6b.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 25 01:00 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 09:24)