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Scientific Name Xyliphius lepturus  Orcés, V, 1962
Common Name Banjo Catfish
Type Locality Desembocadura del rio Pucayacu en el Bobonaza, Río Magdalena system, Amazon system, Colombia.
Etymology From the Greek xyliphion, meaning a piece of wood; in reference to the overall appearance. 
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Size 132mm or 5.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: upper Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Cienc. Nat. (Quito)v. 5 (no. 2) - pp50 - Figs. 1-2
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Last Update 2007 Oct 08 12:05 (species record created: 2003 Jun 19 00:00)