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Scientific Name Rhinolekos schaeferi  Martins & Langeani, 2011
Common Name
Type Locality Brazil, Goiás State, Alexânia, rio Paranaíba drainage, córrego Fazenda at Chácara Fernanda, ca. 16°07'S 48°31'W
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 Scott A. Schaefer, American Museum of Natural History, for his remarkable contributions for the Hypoptopomatinae systematics.
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Size 38mm or 1.5" 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 type locality, a stream tributary to rio Paranaíba drainage, upper rio Paraná system, Alexânia, Goiás State, Brazil.
Piauí Rivers, Parnaíba (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Neotrop. ichthyol. vol.9 no.1
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Last Update 2013 Jan 28 16:55 (species record created: 2011 Apr 10 04:33)