All FishesDoradidaeDoradinaeRhinodoras

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Scientific NameRhinodoras gallagheri  Sabaj, Taphorn & Castillo, 2008
Common NameGallaghers Næsemalle (Denmark)
Type LocalityBetween Río Portuguesa mouth and Sam Fernando de Apure airport, 7°54'N, 067°32'W, Orinoco drainage, Río Apure, Apure State, Venezuela.
Pronunciationrye no door ass - gall ag heh rye
EtymologyRhinodoras: 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 honour of Francis Richard Gallagher, mailroom supervisor at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia from 1967 to 2003, for 37 years of dedicated service to the global community of taxonomists and systematists via the shipping and receiving of countless loans of biological specimens.
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Size 117mm or 4.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionRío Apure, Río Capanaparo, and Río Arauca. It is also known from the Río Aguas de Limón, in Arauca Department, Colombia.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Capanaparo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Arauca (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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ReferencesCopeia 2008, No. 1, 209–226
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 Jul 23 06:01 (species record created: 2008 May 31 03:41)