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  • Chilodus punctatus
  • Chilodus punctatus
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Scientific Name Chilodus punctatus  Müller & Troschel, 1844
Common Names Spotted Headstander
Punktierter Kopfsteher (Germany)
Type Locality Lake Amuku, upper Essequibo River system, Guyana.
Etymology Chilodus: Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, odous = teeth 
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Size 79mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin, Apeú River, Pará State, Guyana, Suriname, and western Orinoco River basin.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pará State Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Archiv für Naturgeschichte v. 10 (pt 1), pp 85.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 08 15:35 (species record created: 2013 May 02 13:33)