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Scientific Name Hemipsilichthys nimius  Pereira, Reis, Souza & Lazzarotto, 2003
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Type Locality Rio Carrasquinho below the Cachoeira do Tobogã, upper Perequê-Açu basin, Penha, about 7.5 kilometers west of highway BR101, on road from Parati do Cunha, 23°12'51''S, 44°47'28''W, Parati, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Etymology Greek, hemi = half + Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, ichtys = fish. Specific epithet from the Latin nimius, meaning nimiety, excessive, in allusion to the supernumerary rays of the dorsal fin, which has seven to nine branched rays; all remaining species of the genus have seven.
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Size 105mm or 4.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Perequê-Açu and Taquari Rivers, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers, Taquari (Rio de Janeiro State) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers, Perequê-Açu (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 285, pp 5, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 06:38 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 14:27)