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|Scientific Name||Scoloplax distolothrix Schaefer, Weitzman & Britski, 1989|
|Type Locality||Small tributary of Rio Batovi, upper Rio Xingú, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, 12°58'S, 53°37'W.|
|Pronunciation||SKOW low plax|
|Etymology||Scoloplax: From the Greek skolos, meaning thorn and plax, meaning plate; in reference to the moveable dermal bone on top of snout (rostral plate) that is studded with large integumentary teeth. Distolo from the Greek for existing or occuring in pairs, and thrix from the Greek for hair, here used in reference to the paired bilateral mental barbels (gender feminine).|
|Size||18mm or 0.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Species of the neotropical family Scoloplacidae are distinguished from other Siluriformes by the presence of a conspicuous shield-shaped rostral plate bearing numerous large and recurved odontodes. Scoloplacidae is a monogeneric family endemic to South America and known from the Amazon, Paraguay, and Parana basins. The worlds smallest known catfish are from this genus, the smallest is most likely S. dolicholophia.
The only Scoloplax that will usually have only three soft rays on the dorsal. No appreciable colour differences from that described for Scoloplax dicra.
|Sexing||Larger male specimens with large, fleshy tissue at ventral opening. Females without tissue sack.|
|Distribution||Tocantins/Araguaia, Xingu, and Paraguay River basins: Brazil and Paraguay.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (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.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 141, pp 191, Figs. 2, 5, 6, 11.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 26 07:42 (species record created: 2012 Dec 26 21:59)|