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Comprehensive Description

Biology

The type locality during dry season is about 10-20 m wide large river, with clear water, 0.1-1.0 m deep, alternating lentic stretches and rapids, with riparian vegetation including grasses and with bottom consisting of stones, rocks, sand and mud (Ref. 57404).
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Distribution

Upper Pardo River drainage, eastern Brazil.
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South America: Rio Pardo drainage in Bahia, Brazil.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Vertebrae: 35
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Size

Max. size

6.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 57404))
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Diagnostic Description

Distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: body depth 26.7-34.8% SL, short but pointed snout, that is smaller than the orbital diameter, and anal fin with 16-18 branches rays. Differs from other members of the genus in its distinctive color pattern: with only one humeral spot limited to the region above lateral line series, and has a conspicuous midlateral body stripe extending from the upper margin of opercle to the caudal-fin base, a putative autapomorphy of this species (Ref. 57404). Description: D. ii, 9; A. iii-v, 16-18; P. i, 11-13; V. i, 7 (Ref. 57404).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 57404)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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