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Scientific Name Scorpiodoras liophysus  Sousa & Birindelli, 2011
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Type Locality Porto Velho, Lago Madalena, Rio Jaciparaná, Rio Madeira basin, 9°17'00"S, 63°03'57"W, Rondônia State, Brazil.
Etymology Scorpiodoras: Latin, scorpaena = a kind of fish, 1706 + Greek, dora = skin. liophysus: From the Greek leios meaning smooth, bald, and physa meaning bladder, in allusion to the absence of a secondary bladder.
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Size 157mm or 6.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Scorpiodoras liophysus can be distinguished from S. calderonensis and S. heckelii by having a simple, cordiform, gas bladder (vs. gas bladder having a secondary bladder) and midlateral scute depth 61–72% of body depth (vs. 33–59%). Scorpiodoras liophysus can also be differentiated from S. heckelii by having relatively small eye, diameter 58–77% of interorbital width (vs. relatively large eye, diameter 91–129% of interorbital width).
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Distribution Rio Madeira
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira (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 Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Copeia 2011 (no. 1), pp 135, Fig. 14.
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Last Update 2020 Dec 30 00:43 (species record created: 2011 Mar 17 13:19)