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Scientific Name Iheringichthys syi  Azpelicueta & Britski, 2012
Common Name
Type Locality Três Lagaos Municipality, rio Paraná basin, rio Paraná in Jupiá, 20°45'04"S, 51°40'42"W, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Etymology Named after Hermann von Ihering, 1850-1930; He arrived in Brazil in 1880 and settled in Rio Grande. Expert in birds, fishes and molluscs. The Guaraní word syi means straight, here alluding to the fine serration present on anterior margin of the pectoral-fin spine. The name is applied as an adjective.
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Size 185mm or 7.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks All specimens of Iheringichthys examined from the Jupiá and Ilha Solteira Municipalities belong to I. syi. Most -and possibly all- records of Iheringichthys labrosus from those areas likely correspond to I. syi.
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Distribution South America: Upper Rio Paraná, in Jupiá (Três Lagoas Municipality, Mato Grosso do Sul State) and Ilha Solteira Municipality (São Paulo State).
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná (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 in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 10 (no. 1), pp 46, Figs. 1, 2a, 3-5.
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Last Update 2021 Jan 22 10:24 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 01:49)