All FishesLoricariidaeNeoplecostominaePareiorhaphis

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Scientific NamePareiorhaphis mutuca  (Oliveira & Oyakawa, 1999)
Common Name
Type LocalityRio das Velhas drainage, Nova Lima County, Córrego Mutuca, at right side of road from Belo Horizonte to Nova Lima, kilometer 20, about 20°60'S, 43°55'W, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
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Size 96mm or 3.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationPareiorhaphis 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.
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DistributionSouth America: Headwaters of Das Velhas River basin.
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ReferencesIchthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 10 (no. 1), pp 75, Figs. 1-2.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Jun 10 01:53 (species record created: 2017 Jun 01 17:06)