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Scientific Name Centromochlus meridionalis  Sarmento-Soares, Cabeceira, Carvalho, Zuanon & Akama, 2013
Common Name
Type Locality Mato Grosso, Cláudia, córrego Loanda, a small tributary of rio Roquete, rio Teles Pires basin, 11°25'33.1''S 55°16'39.3''W, Brazil.
Pronunciation cent row MOCK luss
Etymology Centromochlus: From the Greek kenteo, meaning sting and mochlos, meaning lever or crowbar; in reference to the long spines. 
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pH 4.2 - 5.4
Temperature 23.0-24.5°C or 73.4-76.1°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters In nature, collected in shallow streams. Water current speed, 0.2-0.4 m/s. Water acidic (mean pH 4.9; pH range 4.2 - 5.4). Mean temperature, 23.7 °C (min = 22.8, max = 24.5).
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Furniture In nature, collected in shallow streams, usually covered by overhead vegetation. Stream bed composed of sand, fine sediment, leaf litter and logs. Wild-caught fish have been captured hiding in layers of leaf litter and under logs.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Neotropical Ichthyology v. 11 (no. 4), pp 799, Figs. 1-5.
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Last Update 2015 Dec 23 09:31 (species record created: 2015 Nov 26 06:10)