|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pseudobunocephalus amazonicus (Mees, 1989)|
|Type Locality||Creek near Todos Santos, upper course of Río Mamoré, Cochabamba, Bolivia.|
|Synonym(s)||Bunocephalus amazonicus, Dysichthys amazonicus|
|Pronunciation||ah mah zohn ick uss|
|Etymology||The generic name is a combination of the Greek word pseudes, meaning false or deceptive, plus the aspredinid genus Bunocephalus. It alludes to the fact that members of this genus have previously been mistaken for juveniles of various species of Bunocephalus.|
|Size||45mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: upper and middle Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Suggested Tankmates||Can be kept singly or in groups given adequate refuge for each individual. Young fish like to hide vertically in bushy plants. Older fish will burrow in sand or fine, rounded gravel as well as under stones or bogwood.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Series C, Biological and Medical Sciences) v. 92 (no. 2), pp 241, Fig. 21.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 22 05:47 (species record created: 2003 Jun 28 00:00)|