Pareiorhaphis stephanus (Oliveira & Oyakawa, 1999)

Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Hypoptopomatinae
Max. size:  9.85 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: rio Jequitinhonha and rio Sao Francisco in Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Presence of a crown of regularly long-bristle-like odontodes on the anterior and lateral snout margins; prominent cleithrum; very depressed body, its depth more than twice in pectoral girdle width (Ref. 32949).
Biology:  Found in a rocky and sandy area. Nocturnal.
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 07 November 2018 (B1b(iii)) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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