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Scientific Name Aspidoras psammatides  Britto, Lima & Santos, 2005
Common Name
Type Locality Municipio de Lençóis, rio Caldeirão, 12°39'33''S, 41°22'12''W, Bahia State, Brazil.
Pronunciation ass pee DOOR ass
Etymology Aspidoras: From the Greek aspis, meaning shield and doras, meaning skin; in reference to the bony plates. Psammatides, after "Psamathos Psamathides", "the sand sorcerer", a character of J.R.R. Tolkien's book "Roverandom", from the Greek psammos, sand, and ides, son of. In allusion to the sand-dwelling behavior of the species.
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Size 31mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Rio Paraguaçu basin in Brazil.
Bahia State Rivers, Paraguaçu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Bahia State Rivers, Paraguaçu, São José (Bahia) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 3 (no. 4), pp 474, Figs. 1-5.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 28 13:47 (species record created: 2010 Jun 27 04:25)