Pareiorhaphis splendens (Bizerril, 1995)

Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Hypoptopomatinae
Max. size:  6.52 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: ParanĂ¡ and coastal drainages of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Pelvic fin spine 33.7-52.4% SL; cleithral width 52.7% SL (Ref. 42856).
Biology:  Caught in small crevices formed by loose stones; clear and fast flowing water with a gravel and rocks bottom composition (Ref. 36817).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 07 November 2018 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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