All FishesLoricariidaeNeoplecostominaePareiorhaphis

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Scientific NamePareiorhaphis stephana  (Oliveira & Oyakawa, 1999)
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Type LocalityRio Jequitinhonha drainage, Diamantina County, ribeirão das Pedras, elevation about 1300 meters, 3 kilometers north of Diamantina, about 18°10'S, 43°37'W, Minas Gerais 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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ReferencesIchthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 10 (no. 1), pp 77, Fig. 4.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Jun 11 23:13 (species record created: 2017 Jun 01 17:10)