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Scientific NameAspidoras pauciradiatus  (Weitzman & Nijssen, 1970)
Common NamesSixray Corydoras
Aspidoras-Panzerwels (Germany)
Type LocalityRio Araquaia, Brazil, 14°58'S, 51°04'W.
Synonym(s)Corydoras pauciradiatus
Pronunciationass pee DOOR ass - poss ee raid ee ATT uss
EtymologyAspidoras: From the Greek aspis, meaning shield and doras, meaning skin; in reference to the bony plates. This specific epithet refers to the few (paucus=few) fin rays (raduis=rays, as in rays of sun) on this specimen.
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Size 35mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionSouth America: Brazil: Rio Araguaia
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH6.0 - 7.2
Temperature22.0-25.0°C or 71.6-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other ParametersdH 12.
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BreedingHas been bred in the aquarium.
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ReferencesBeaufortia v. 18 (no. 233) - pp129 - Figs. 5, 6e
Registered Keepers(1) mikey, (2) Mel1708, (3) Yan, (4) cwm, (5) loach (p: 2), (6) glenny (k: 5), (7) thelivelylady, (8) loachy_406 (k: 2), who also notes: "Hard to tell apart from my gravel!", (9) nmonks (k: 8), (10) apistomaster, (11) PandaPlus (k: 9), (12) Kampfer (k: 2), (13) kerryteatsjr (k: 6), (14) redcrane, (15) jp11biod, (16) medaka, (17) rhibear (k: 17), (18) donpetty (k: 12), who also notes: "Kept in a general Community tank with various tetras and dwarf Corydoras cats.", (19) mummymonkey (k: 8), (20) gossei (k: 2), (21) kamas88 (k: 10), (22) TuCanSam, (23) Lars Jamne (k: 10), (24) Herr.Skoglund, (25) CodOnMyRod, (26) ted williams (k: 5), who also notes: "Just received on the 3rd of Jan. Received 6 lost 1 on 1/12/15 Put in 20 long (D)", (27) 4evercories, (28) Long Barbels, (29) Cory Ben, (30) benma (k: 19), (31) kwalker, (32) scandicman (k: 6), (33) protopterus, (34) AMacLeod, (35) Gulper, (36) angerygrover.

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Breeding Reports(1) mummymonkey (b: 49).
Article - Shane's World Reproduction Breeding Aspidoras pauciradiatus
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Last Update2012 Jan 27 12:05 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)