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|Scientific Name||Hypophthalmus edentatus Spix & Agassiz, 1829|
|Common Name||Highwaterman Catfish|
|Type Locality||Rivers of equatorial Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||hi pop thal muss - ee dent at uss|
|Etymology||(Greek)Hypo=Under + (Greek)opthalmos=eye. Species name refers to the lack of teeth.|
|Size||390mm or 15.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||This common species has pale barbels and a truncate dorsal fin (versus deeply forked in other congeners).|
|General Remarks||Almost never exported because of it's (plankton) feeding habits, this fish is quite common in open water and lakes.|
|Distribution||South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins and Atlantic coastal rivers of Guyana and Suriname
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Temperature||23.0-28.0°C or 73.4-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Feeds on plankton and debris. Gill rakers are used to capture planktonic crustaceans.|
|Furniture||Found over soft muddy bottom.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Selecta genera et species piscium quos in itinere per Brasiliam, pp 16, Pl. 9.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 22 08:03 (species record created: 2001 Nov 05 00:00)|