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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 South America: Perequê-Açu and Taquari river basins, southeastern Brazil. Collected in localities between 100 and 370 m above sea level.
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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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 2020 Oct 17 05:39 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 14:27)