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Scientific Name Lepthoplosternum tordilho  Reis, 1997
Common Name
Type Locality Marginal lagoon near sanga do Junco, on dust road between highway BR-116 and Barra do Ribeiro, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil.
Pronunciation lep THOP low STERN um
Etymology Lepthoplosternum: From the Greek leptos, meaning small and hoplosternum; in reference to the small size. Hoplosternum: From the Greek hoplon, meaning shield and sternum, meaning breast; in reference to the prominent coracoid bones on the breast. 
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Rio Grande Do Sul State Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 7 (no. 4), pp 321, Fig. 16.
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Last Update 2018 Sep 02 09:57 (species record created: 2018 Aug 22 13:39)