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Scientific Name Paralithoxus stocki  (Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1990)
Common Name
Type Locality Downstream of village of Epoia, Marouini River, French Guiana.
Pronunciation PAH rah lith OX uss
Etymology Greek: Para = The side of + lithos = stone + oxys = sharp. 
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Size 66mm or 2.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Maroni and Mana River basins in French Guiana.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne, Upper Marowijne, Grand Inini (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Furniture All species of Paralithoxus are adapted to high-energy waters, occupying cracks or crevices on rocks in clear fast-moving rivers with rapids and rocky/sandy substrates.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde v. 60 (nos 3/4), pp 329, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2021 May 19 08:20 (species record created: 2019 Aug 09 11:58)