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  • Aspidoras albater
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Scientific Name Aspidoras albater  Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1976
Common Name False Macropterus
Type Locality Rio Tocantinzinha near São João da Aliança, 14°46'S, 47°30'W, Rio Tocantins system, Goiás, Brazil.
Pronunciation ass pee DOOR ass - al BAIT err
Etymology Aspidoras: From the Greek aspis, meaning shield and doras, meaning skin; in reference to the bony plates. This specific epithet refers to the specimen's white (albus=white) and black (ater=black) colouring.
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Size 36mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Tocantins River basin in Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.0 - 7.3
Temperature 22.0-24.0°C or 71.6-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dh 20.
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Breeding Has been bred in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Reference Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde v. 46 (no. 1), pp 115, Fig. 6.
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Last Update 2020 Nov 08 04:55 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)