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Scientific Name Pterobunocephalus depressus  (Haseman, 1911)
Common Name Banjo Catfish
Type Locality Río Machupo near San Joaquín, Amazon system, Bolivia.
Synonym(s) Buncephalus depressus, Bunocephalus albofasciatus
Pronunciation terr oh BOON oh SEFF ah luss
Etymology Pterobunocephalus: From the Greek pteron, meaning fin, and bunocephalus; in reference to the long anal fin. 
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Size 89mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Smaller then Bunocephalus species and can most readily be distinguished from that genus by the number of anal fin rays (11-20 in Pterobunocephalus vs. 5-10 in Bunocephalus).
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Distribution South America: Amazon, Orinoco and Paraguay River basins.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, La Azotea (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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Reference Annals of the Carnegie Museum v. 7 (nos 3-4) (17), pp 319, Pls. 48 (fig. 1), 49.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 26 11:32 (species record created: 2003 Aug 09 00:00)