Pareiorhina brachyrhyncha

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Pareiorhina brachyrhyncha
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Subfamily: Neoplecostominae
Genus: Pareiorhina
Species: P. brachyrhyncha
Binomial name
Pareiorhina brachyrhyncha
Chamon, Aranda & Buckup, 2005[1]

Pareiorhina brachyrhyncha is a species of armored catfish endemic to Brazil where it is known from stony piedmont tributaries of the left bank of Rio Paraíba do Sul, in the State of São Paulo, southeastern Brazil. These streams belong to the Ribeirão Grande (also known as Teteqüera), Guameral, and Piagüi sub-drainages. They drain the southeastern slope of Serra da Mantiqueira, a major mountain range that separates the Paraíba do Sul from the upper Paraná River basin.[1] This species grows to a length of 4.21 centimetres (1.66 in) SL.


  1. ^ a b Chamon, Carine C.; Aranda, Arion T.; Buckup, Paulo A. (2005). Armbruster, J. W., ed. "Pareiorhina brachyrhyncha (Loricariidae: Siluriformes): a New Species of Fish from the Paraíba do Sul Slope of Serra da Mantiqueira, Southeastern Brazil". Copeia. 2005 (3): 550–558. doi:10.1643/CI-04-276R.