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Scientific Name Denticetopsis praecox  (Ferraris & Brown, 1991)
Common Name
Type Locality Neblina base camp, Río Mawarinuma, Río Baria drainage, Territory Fed. Amazonas, southern Venezuela, 0°55'N, 66°10'W, elevation 120 meters.
Synonym(s) Pseudocetopsis praecox
Pronunciation den tee sea top siss
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Size 53mm or 2.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Readily distinguished from other members of the genus by its colour pattern consisting of a dark brown back, speckled to dark sides, light belly, pale fins and a large dark spot on the basal half of the dorsal fin.
Sexing Males are smaller and have filament extensions to the dorsal and often pectoral fins.
General Remarks Among the smallest species in the family, maturing between 30-40 mm SL.
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Distribution South America: upper Negro River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 4.3 - 5.0
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Furniture Known from cobble-pebble bottom river habitats.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Copeia 1991 (no. 1), pp 162, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 31 14:37 (species record created: 2003 Mar 02 00:00)