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Scientific Name Guianacara dacrya  Arbour & López-Fernández, 2011
Common Name
Type Locality Water Dog Falls, Burro Burro River, Essequibo River drainage, 4°40'48''N, 58°50'46''W, Potara-Siparuni (Region 8), Guyana.
Pronunciation guy YANNAH karra
Etymology Guianacara: Composed from Guyana + Tupí, guaraní, acará = the name of a fish. dacrya: Name from Greek 'dakryo', to shed tears or weep; referring to the tear-streaked appearance of the infraorbital stripe
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Size 120mm or 4.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution This species is known from south-western and central Guyana, as far north as the Potaro River and as far south as the Yukanopita Falls in the Essequibo River and potentially in northern Brazil as far west as the rio Uraricoera. This species is abundant in the Essequibo basin, including the drainages of its main tributaries the Rupununi, Siparuni and Kuyuwini, as well as the Takutu and Ireng drainages in the Branco River basin. Sampling has not been undertaken in the Rewa River, or its tributaries, however it is likely that further field exploration will reveal the presence of G. dacrya in this basin.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Potaro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (Roraima), Upper Branco, Tacutu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (Roraima), Upper Branco, Ireng (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 Neotropical Ichthyology v. 9 (no. 1), pp 88, Figs. 2, 3a, 4.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 08:00 (species record created: 2013 Jun 01 15:19)