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|Scientific Name||Rhinodoras armbrusteri Sabaj Pérez, 2008|
|Type Locality||Branco River drainage, St. Ignatius, 1.9 miles north-northeast of Lethem, 3°21'21''N, 059°48'19''W, Takutu River, Rupununi, Guyana.|
|Pronunciation||rye no door ass - arm brews terr eye|
|Etymology||Rhinodoras: From the Greek rhinos, meaning nose, and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the unusual snout morphology. From original description: Named in honor of Jonathan William Armbruster, for his sterling contributions to the collection and study of neotropical fishes and for deftly leading the expedition to Guyana that resulted in the discovery of this species.|
|Size||96mm or 3.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Rhinodoras is distinguished from other Doradidae by the unique combination of traits. Colouration: Sides darkly mottled, usually with wide dark bars; light mid-lateral stripe absent; Mouth: Labial tissue well-developed, fleshy, considerably expanded at corners of mouth forming relatively thick and rounded flap-like extensions with entire margins, labial surfaces rugose with low, rounded and tightly spaced papillae, distal margin of lower lip curves around and appears draped over bases of outer and inner mental barbels, in some specimens nearly encircling the latter.A key to the species of Rhinodoras is available here.|
|Distribution||South America: Takutu River (including its tributary, Ireng) that drains into the upper Rio Branco (Amazonas basin), Guyana and Brazil, and the Rupununi River (Essequibo basin) in Guyana.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (Roraima), Upper Branco, Tacutu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (Roraima), Upper Branco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Rupununi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Other Parameters||Takutu River (and its tributary the Ireng) that drains into the upper Rio Branco (Amazonas basin), and the Rupununi River (Essequibo basin), southwestern Guyana.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Copeia 2008 (no. 1), pp 215, Figs. 5-7.|
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|Last Update||2021 Jan 25 02:16 (species record created: 2008 May 31 03:39)|