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Scientific NameAspidoras menezesi  Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1976
Common Name
Type LocalityRio Granjeiro at Crato, 7°10'S, 39°25'W, trib. on left bank of Rio Salgado, Ceará, Brazil.
Pronunciationass pee DOOR ass - men EZZ ez eye
EtymologyAspidoras: From the Greek aspis, meaning shield and doras, meaning skin; in reference to the bony plates. The species was named to honour Dr. Rui Simões de Menezes.
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Size 50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionSouth America: Brazil: Rio Salgado, Coastal rivers in Ceará.
Piauí Rivers, Salgado (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH6.0 - 7.0
Temperature21.0-24.0°C or 69.8-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other ParametersdH 12.
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ReferencesBijdr. Dierkd.v. 46 (no. 1) - pp120 - Fig. 12
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2007 May 30 12:19 (species record created: 2006 Aug 19 05:04)