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Scientific Name Auchenipterus demerarae  Eigenmann, 1912
Common Name
Type Locality Wismar, Guyana.
Pronunciation awk en NIP terr uss
Etymology Auchenipterus: From the Greek, auchenos, meaning neck and pteron, meaning fin; in reference to the long cranial shield, which gives the appearance that the dorsal fin originates at the neck region. 
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Size 103mm or 4.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Demerara, Rupununi, Essequibo and Cuyuni River basins.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Rupununi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Demerara (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Cuyuni (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 Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 5 (no. 1), pp 202, Pl. 21 (fig. 1).
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Last Update 2017 May 17 23:03 (species record created: 2017 May 12 21:24)