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Scientific Name Neoplecostomus paranensis  Langeani, 1990
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Cubatão, upper Paraná River system, Faz. Santa Carlota, Cajurú, São Paulo State, Brazil.
Etymology Genus: Greek, neos = new + Greek, plekos,-eos = twisted 
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Size 72mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Neoplecostomus paranensis can be distinguished from its congeners by having adipose fin absent or ill-developed.
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Distribution Neoplecostomus paranensis occurs in headwater streams of Grande, Paranapanema, Tietê, and Paranaíba rivers in the upper Rio Paraná system.
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná, Grande (Parana basin) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paranapanema (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná, Tietê (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paranaíba (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 Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Comunicações do Museu de Ciências da PUCRS, Série Zoologia v. 3 (no. 1), pp 12, Figs. 2, 6.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 05:43 (species record created: 2011 Sep 21 10:58)