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Scientific Name Aspidoras pauciradiatus  (Weitzman & Nijssen, 1970)
Common Names Sixray Corydoras
Aspidoras-Panzerwels (Germany)
Type Locality Rio Araquaia, Brazil, 14°58'S, 51°04'W.
Synonym(s) Corydoras pauciradiatus
Pronunciation ass pee DOOR ass - poss ee raid ee ATT uss
Etymology Aspidoras: 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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Distribution South America: Brazil: Rio Araguaia
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
pH 6.0 - 7.2
Temperature 22.0-25.0°C or 71.6-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 12.
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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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References Beaufortia v. 18 (no. 233) - pp129 - Figs. 5, 6e
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Last Update 2012 Jan 27 12:05 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)