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|Scientific Name||Trachelyichthys exilis Greenfield & Glodek, 1977|
Novia Feliz (Peru)
|Type Locality||Río Mamón, a tributary of Río Nanay, about 25 kilometers west of Iquitos, Peru, 3°42'S, 73°16'W.|
|Pronunciation||track ellie ICK thiss - ecks ill is|
|Etymology||Trachelyichthys: Greek, trachelos = neck + Greek, ichthys = fish; in reference to the long cranial shield, which gives the appearance that the dorsal fin originates at the neck region.|
|Size||80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Compared to T. decaradiatus, the positioning of the eyes in T. exilis is almost at the beginning of the head whereas the former has them positioned further backwards (slightly before the middle of the head).|
|Distribution||South America: Nanay River basin in upper Amazon River drainage.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Nanay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.|
|pH||6.5 - 7.0|
|Temperature||22.0-24.0°C or 71.6-75.2°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding||Mating in a regular auchenipterid way by clasping. Internal fertilization. Eggs are sticky, yet - contrary to for example those of Tatia species - are not laid in clutches but can be found throughout the tank.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Fieldiana Zoology v. 72 (no. 3), pp 49, Figs. 2-5.|
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|Last Update||2020 Jul 22 10:48 (species record created: 2001 Apr 13 00:00)|