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Scientific Name Rhinolekos arachas  Martins, Calegari & Langeani, 2013
Common Name
Type Locality Stream at Sacramento Municipality, tributary to rio Araguari at road from Sacramento to Araxá, rio Paranaíba drainage, upper rio Paraná basin, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, 19°49'11''S, 47°16'0''W.
Etymology The generic name is a combination of the greek, rhinos = nose, nostril and lekos = plate, in reference to presence of the lateronasal plate. 
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Size 43mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Males with conspicuous urogenital papillae immediately posterior to anus, and with a dorsal expanded flap of skin in all pelvic-fin rays.
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Distribution South America: tributaries to rio Araguari, rio Perdizes, and rio Dourados, all pertaining to the rio Paranaíba drainage, upper rio Paraná basin in Brazil.
La Plata, Paraná, Paranaíba, Araguari (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paranaíba, Perdizes (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paranaíba, Dourados (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Zootaxa 3608 (no. 5), pp 380, Figs. 1-3.
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Last Update 2019 May 22 14:05 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 14:33)