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Scientific Name Rhinodoras sp. `MANACACIAS`   
Common Name
Pronunciation rye no door ass
Etymology Rhinodoras: From the Greek rhinos, meaning nose, and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the unusual snout morphology. 
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Identification Rhinodoras is distinguished from other Doradidae by the unique combination of traits. Colouration: Sides darkly mottled, usually with wide dark bars; light mid-lateral stripe absent; Mouth: Labial tissue well-developed, fleshy, considerably expanded at corners of mouth forming relatively thick and rounded flap-like extensions with entire margins, labial surfaces rugose with low, rounded and tightly spaced papillae, distal margin of lower lip curves around and appears draped over bases of outer and inner mental barbels, in some specimens nearly encircling the latter.

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This fish is found in the Meta drainage, overlapping with Rhinodoras gallagheri, but anatomically is more similar to Rhinodoras thomersoni from the rivers near Lake Maracaibo.
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Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta, Upper Meta, ManacacĂ­as (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 Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2022 Sep 03 02:56 (species record created: 2022 Aug 29 12:39)