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Scientific Name Tympanopleura rondoni  (Miranda Ribeiro, 1914)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Negro at Mañaos, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Ageneiosus madeirensis, Ageneiosus rondoni
Etymology Transliterated from the Greek tympanon, meaning drum, and pleura, meaning side or rib (pleuron), nouns in apposition, in reference to the pseudotympanum. The specific epithet is a patronym named in honour of Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon (1865-1958), famous Brazilian Army Marshal, pioneering telegraph engineer, patriot, zealous explorer, and protector of indigenous tribes.
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Identification Both Tympanopleura and Ageneiosus do not have obvious, permanent barbles. The two genera can be externally distinguished in that Tympanopleura has a prominent pseudotympanum consisting of an area on the side of the body devoid of epaxial musculature where the gas bladder contacts the internal coelomic wall; are shorter, blunter headed without greatly elongated jaws; and have a smaller adult body size.
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Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro (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 Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Pimelodidae, Trachycorystidae, Cetopsidae, Bunocephalidae, Auchenipteridae, e Hypophthalmidae. Annexo no. 5, pp 12, Pls. 1 (fig. 3), 2 (figs. 3-4).
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Last Update 2022 Mar 10 10:09 (species record created: 2015 Apr 29 13:16)