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Scientific Name Neblinichthys pilosus  Ferraris, Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1986
Common Name Punk Pleco
Type Locality Río Mawarinuma tributary, at Neblina base camp, on right bank in riffle, 0°55'N, 66°10'W, Venezuela, elevation 120 meters.
Etymology Neblin- is based on the Neblina camp that is the location where the type specimen was caught. -ichtys: fish. Literally "fish from Neblina". This specific epithet refers to its hairy (pilosus=hairy) appearance.
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Size 89mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Negro, Casiquiare, and Baria River basins
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro, Casiquiare (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 13 (no. 3), pp 70, Figs. 1, 4-5.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 26 14:15 (species record created: 2003 Aug 24 00:00)