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Scientific Name Rhinolekos garavelloi  Martins & Langeani, 2011
Common Name
Type Locality Caldas Novas, rio Paranaíba drainage, stream at Fazenda Lageado, near road GO-213, after rio Corumbá bridge, 17°44'20''S, 48°28'27''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 Julio C. Garavello, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, for his contributions to the study of Hypoptopomatinae catfishes and to Neotropical Ichthyology.
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Size 36mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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 Known from the type locality, stream tributary to rio Paranaíba drainage, upper rio Paraná system, Caldas Novas, Goiás State, Brazil
La Plata, Paraná, Paranaíba (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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References Neotrop. ichthyol. vol.9 no.1
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Last Update 2011 Jul 06 15:00 (species record created: 2011 Apr 10 04:32)