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Scientific Name Rhinelepis aspera  Spix & Agassiz, 1829
Common Name Vieja De Agua (Argentinian)
Type Locality Rio São Francisco, Brazil.
Etymology Greek, rhinos = nose + Greek, lepis = scale This specific epithet literally means rough(aspera=rough, harsh).
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Size 300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Eastern Brazilian coastal drainage: São Francisco basin
São Francisco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Selecta genera et species piscium quos in itinere per Brasiliam, pp 4, Pl. 2 (figs. 1-2).
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Last Update 2019 Sep 25 14:04 (species record created: 2002 Nov 19 00:00)