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  • Auchenipterus dentatus
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Scientific Name Auchenipterus dentatus  Valenciennes, 1840
Common Name
Type Locality Near Paramaribo, Suriname.
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 121mm or 4.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Corantijn, Suriname, Arataye, Sinnamary, and Oyapock rivers.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Suriname (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Corintijns (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers, Sinnamary (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers, Oyapock (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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15, pp 210
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Last Update 2016 Aug 04 22:47 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 13:30)