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  • Auchenipterus ambyiacus
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Scientific Name Auchenipterus ambyiacus  Fowler, 1915
Common Name
Type Locality Ambyiacu [Ampiyacu] River, Ecuador [now Peru].
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 244mm or 9.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper and middle Amazon and Orinoco River basins and coastal rivers of Guyana.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 67, pp 222, Fig. 6.
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Last Update 2017 May 30 23:00 (species record created: 2017 May 19 16:30)