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Scientific Name Tocantinsia piresi  (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Sao Manoel, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Glanidium piresi, Tocantinsia depressa
Etymology Tocantinsia: Named after the Rio Tocantins, a major tributary of the Amazon River. 
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Size 365mm or 14.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Tocantins River
Amazon, Lower Amazon, 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 Peixes Matto-Grosso No. 58 (Annexo 5) - pp14 - Unnum. Pls. 15-17
"Aspectos da biologia de Tocantinsia piresi " by F. M. Carvalho and E. K. de Resende. 1984. Amazoniana, 8 (3): 327-337.
"Os peixes e a pesca no baixo Rio Tocantins: vinte anos depois da UHE Tucuruí". Bernard de Mérona, Anastácio Afonso Juras, Geraldo Mendes dos Santos, Israel Hidenburgo Aniceto Cintra: 2010 – 208p.
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Last Update 2010 Aug 29 07:44 (species record created: 2002 Jun 13 00:00)