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Scientific Name Nannostomus nitidus  Weitzman, 1978
Common Names Shining Pencilfish
Schöner Ziersalmler (Germany)
Type Locality Igarapé Candiru-Mirim, Rio Capim, Pará, Brazil.
Pronunciation nan oss tow muss.
Etymology Latin, nannus = small + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 35mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Females, when in good condition, have a fuller body. Males tend to have brighter colours, typically a lot more red in the colouration.
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Distribution South America: Capim River basin in Pará, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Guamá, Capim (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Suggested Tankmates Avoid boisterous tankmates, this is a small slow moving species that shoals.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 263, pp 3, Figs. 1-2
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Last Update 2013 Jul 20 21:40 (species record created: 2013 Jun 14 16:06)