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  • Centromochlus macracanthus
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Scientific NameCentromochlus macracanthus  Soares-Porto, 2000
Common Name(s)
Type LocalitySão Pedro, Río Negro, Amazonas, Brazil.
Pronunciationcent row MOCK luss
EtymologyCentromochlus: From the Greek kenteo, meaning sting and mochlos, meaning lever or crowbar; in reference to the long spines. 
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Size 71mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionUpper Negro River basin, Brazil.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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FurnitureAs the common name for this family, woodcat, implies, these fish like pieces of wood with crevices and gaps to squeeze into. Larger specimens will gregariously take refuge in pipes.
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ReferencesIchthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 11 (no. 3)
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Last Update2012 Jan 21 13:24 (species record created: 2012 Jan 19 13:16)