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Scientific Name Trachelyopterus ceratophysus  (Kner, 1858)
Common Name
Type Locality Mato Grosso, Rio Guaporé, Rio Branco, and Rio Negro, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Auchenipterus ceratophysus, Parauchenipterus ceratophysus
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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Distribution South America: Guaporé, Branco, and Negro River basins.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (Roraima) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré, Guaporé (Iténez) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (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 in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 26 (s. 373), pp 427 [57], Pl. 7 (fig. 23).
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Last Update 2022 Jan 08 09:32 (species record created: 2007 Mar 11 09:12)