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  • Aspidoras eurycephalus
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Scientific Name Aspidoras eurycephalus  Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1976
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Tocantins system, Corrego Vermelho into Rio das Almas, tributary of Rio Maranhão, about 15°S, 49°30'W, Goiás State, Brazil.
Pronunciation ass pee DOOR ass
Etymology Aspidoras: From the Greek aspis, meaning shield and doras, meaning skin; in reference to the bony plates. This specific epithet refers to the specimen's broad(eurys=broad) head(kephale=head).
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Size 50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Tocantins River basin.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Upper Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Bijdr. Dierkd.v. 46 (no. 1) - pp118 - Fig. 9
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Last Update 2013 Jan 13 11:54 (species record created: 2006 Aug 26 04:52)