All FishesLoricariidaeNeoplecostominaePareiorhaphis

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Scientific NamePareiorhaphis ruschii  Pereira, Lehmann A. & Reis, 2012
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Type LocalityCórrego Lombardia, ca. 1 km northeast of the Reserva Biológica Augusto Ruschi, tributary to rio Piraqué-Açu, 19°52'26"S, 40°32'08"W, Santa Teresa Municipality, Espírito Santo State, Brazil.
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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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ReferencesNeotropical Ichthyology v. 10 (no. 3), pp 540, Figs. 1, 2 3b,4.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Sep 13 23:42 (species record created: 2017 Jun 01 17:09)