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Scientific Name Rhinodoras gallagheri  Sabaj, Taphorn & Castillo, 2008
Common Name Gallaghers Næsemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Between Río Portuguesa mouth and Sam Fernando de Apure airport, 7°54'N, 067°32'W, Orinoco drainage, Río Apure, Apure State, Venezuela.
Pronunciation rye no door ass - gall ag heh rye
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 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 175mm or 6.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Río 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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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Copeia 2008, No. 1, 209–226
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Last Update 2018 Aug 18 03:48 (species record created: 2008 May 31 03:41)