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Scientific Name Auchenipterus brevior  Eigenmann, 1912
Common Name
Type Locality Tumatumari, 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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Distribution South America: Potaro River basin.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Potaro (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.
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Last Update 2017 May 30 23:00 (species record created: 2017 May 19 16:33)