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Scientific Name Rhinolekos britskii  Martins, Langeani & Costa, 2011
Common Name
Type Locality Bela Vista de Goiás, tributary of the córrego Arapuca, Fazenda Arapuca, rio Paranaíba drainage, 17°04'06"S, 48°43'59"W, Goiás State, Brazil.
Etymology The generic name is a combination of the greek, rhinos = nose, nostril and lekos = plate, in reference to presence of the lateronasal plate. Named after Heraldo A. Britski, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, in recognition of his dedication and remarkable contributions to the studies in Hypoptopomatinae and to Neotropical Ichthyology, in general.
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Size 38mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Currently only known species that has a striped body colouration.
Sexing Males with conspicuous urogenital papillae immediately posterior to anus, and with a dorsal expanded flap of skin in all pelvic-fin rays.
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Distribution Streams from rio Paranaíba drainage, upper rio Paraná system, Goiás State, Brazil
Piauí Rivers, Parnaíba (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 Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 9 (no. 1), pp 68, Figs. 1a, 4.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 22 09:51 (species record created: 2011 Apr 10 04:27)