|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Trachelyichthys exilis Greenfield & Glodek, 1977|
|Type Locality||Río Mamón, a trib. of Río Nanay, about 25 km west of Iquitos, Peru, 3°42'S, 73°16'W.|
|Pronunciation||track ellie ICK thiss - ecks ill is|
|Etymology||Trachelyichthys: Greek, trachelos = neck + Greek, ichthys = fish; in reference to the long cranial shield, which gives the appearance that the dorsal fin originates at the neck region.|
|Size||80mm (3.1") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Compared to T. decaradiatus, the positioning of the eyes in T. exilis is almost at the beginning of the head whereas the former has them positioned further backwards (slightly before the middle of the head).|
|Distribution||South America: Nanay River basin in upper Amazon River drainage.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Nanay (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|pH||6.5 - 7.0|
|Temperature||22.0-24.0°C or 71.6-75.2°F (Show others within this range)|
|Breeding||Mating in a regular auchenipterid way by clasping. Internal fertilization. Eggs are sticky, yet - contrary to for example those of Tatia species - are not laid in clutches but can be found throughout the tank.|
|References||Fieldiana Zool.v. 72 (no. 3) - pp49 - Figs. 2-5|
|Registered Keepers||(1) lazymf (p: 2), (2) ali12345 (k: 4), (3) Join (k: 8), (4) mikek (p: 2), (5) tijani (k: 2), (6) wrasse (k: 2), who also notes: "Cute-looking cats and should be more popular.", (7) Floody, (8) miguel mitchel (k: 2), (9) Marc van Arc, (10) Miss-Pepper (k: 4), (11) Narwhal72 (k: 3), who also notes: "Spend most of the day motionless in plants or in a pipe. Active at night.".
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|Last Update||2009 Feb 24 00:38 (species record created: 2001 Apr 13 00:00)|
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