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Scientific Name Pareiorhaphis mutuca  (Oliveira & Oyakawa, 1999)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio das Velhas drainage, Nova Lima County, Córrego Mutuca, at right side of road from Belo Horizonte to Nova Lima, kilometer 20, about 20°60'S, 43°55'W, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Hemipsilichthys mutuca
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Size 96mm or 3.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Pareiorhaphis species are primarily diagnosed from remaining neoplecostomines by having the canal plate firmly articulated to the preopercle, and by a series of sexually-dimorphic features of hypertrophied odontodes of adult males, giving the fish a hispid appearance.

Distinguished from other Hemipsilichthys species by the exposed lateral process of cleithrum above pectoral fin insertion very reduced in size, never passing the origin of the pectoral fin spine; and by the arrangement of the hypertrophied odontodes on the lateral margin of head, which are longer posteriorly and slightly turned backwards.
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Distribution South America: Headwaters of Das Velhas River basin.
São Francisco, Middle São Francisco, Das Velhas, Upper Das Velhas (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
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Furniture Found in rocky and stony areas. During the day, this fish hides under the stones in the deep and shaded places but is always active.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 10 (no. 1), pp 75, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2022 Aug 24 05:35 (species record created: 2005 Jul 18 00:00)