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  • Tenellus leporhinus
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Scientific Name Tenellus leporhinus  (Eigenmann, 1912)
Common Names Mouse Catfish
Großaugen-Dornwels (Germany)
Type Locality Tumatumari [lower Potaro River, Essequibo Basin], Guyana.
Synonym(s) Hemidoras leporhinus, Nemadoras leporhinus, Opsodoras leporhinus
Etymology Tenellus comes from the Latin tener, meaning delicate, in reference to the delicate appearance of those dorads. 
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Size 81mm or 3.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Orinoco, Branco and Essequibo River basins.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.5 - 7.0
Temperature 22.0-25.0°C or 71.6-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dh 20.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 5 (no. 1), pp 195, Pl. 19 (fig. 1).
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Last Update 2019 Sep 17 13:46 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)