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Scientific Name Scleromystax prionotos  (Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1980)
Common Name
Type Locality Linhares, 19°22'S, 40°04'W, Lagoa Juparaná, Rio Doce system, Espírito Santo State, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Corydoras prionotos
Pronunciation ss KLER oh muss tax - pry oh NOT ohss
Etymology Scleromystax: From the Greek sclero meaning hard and the Latin mystax meaning moustache. This specific epithet refers to the jagged (prionotos=jagged, serrated) border of its pectoral fin spine.
Article - Shane's World Reproduction Breeding Scleromystax prionotos
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Size 65mm or 2.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Coastal rivers in southeastern Brazil from Espírito Santo to São Paulo.
Espirito Santo State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Sao Paulo State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding All prepared foods and live / frozen treats such as bloodworm.
Breeding Has been bred in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Beaufortia v. 30 (no. 1), pp 5, Figs. 6-7
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Last Update 2014 Apr 09 13:28 (species record created: 2001 Apr 30 00:00)