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Scientific Name Trachelyopterus peloichthys  (Schultz, 1944)
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Type Locality Río Agua Caliente, 2-3 kilometers above Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Parauchenipterus insignis, Trachycorystes insignis
Etymology Trachelyopterus: From the Greek, trachelos, 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 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Maracaibo River basin.
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 Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 94 (no. 3172), pp 236, Pl. 4 (fig. A).
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Last Update 2022 Jan 08 09:56 (species record created: 2019 Aug 29 18:31)