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Scientific Name Pareiorhaphis hystrix  (Pereira & Reis, 2002)
Common Name
Type Locality Creek tributary of rio dos Touros, on road from Silveira to Rondinha, 28°39'18"S, 50°18'25"W, Bom Jesus, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Hemipsilichthys hystrix
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Size 115mm or 4.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Pareiorhaphis species are primarily diagnosed from remaining neoplecostomines by having the canal plate firmly articulated to the preopercle, and by a series of sexually-dimorphic features of hypertrophied odontodes of adult males, giving the fish a hispid appearance.
General Remarks This species shows significant color and morphological variation across its range, even with regard to secondary sex traits in males.
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Distribution South America: Middle and upper Uruguay River and Taquari River basin, Patos Lagoon system, states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, Brazil.
La Plata, Uruguay, Upper Uruguay, Pelotas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Uruguay, Middle Uruguay, Ijuí (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Uruguay, Upper Uruguay, Canoas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Uruguay, Upper Uruguay, Chapecó (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Uruguay, Upper Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Rio Grande Do Sul State Waters, Laguna dos Patos, Guaíba, Jacuí, Taquari (Rio Grande do Sul) (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 Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 13 (no. 2), pp 134, Fig. 22.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 08 00:20 (species record created: 2017 Jun 01 17:05)