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Scientific Name Xyliphius melanopterus  Orc├ęs V., 1962
Common Name Skunk Banjo Catfish
Type Locality Bajo Pucayacu no lejos de su desembocadura en el Bobonaza, Amazon system, Colombia.
Etymology From the Greek xyliphion, meaning a piece of wood; in reference to the overall appearance. 
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Size 147mm or 5.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: upper Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ciencia y Naturaleza (Quito) v. 5 (no. 2), pp 52, Figs. 3-4.
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Last Update 2021 Feb 14 05:55 (species record created: 2012 Jul 15 09:50)