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  • Trachelyopterus insignis
  • Trachelyopterus insignis
  • Trachelyopterus insignis
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Scientific Name Trachelyopterus insignis  (Steindachner, 1878)
Common Name Flag Woodcat
Type Locality Río Magdalena, Colombia.
Synonym(s) Auchenipterus insignis, Auchenipterus magdalenae, Parauchenipterus insignis, Parauchenipterus magdalenae, Trachycorystes insignis insignis
Etymology Trachelyopterus: From the Greek, trachelos, meaning neck and pteron, meaning fin; in reference to the long cranial shield, which gives the appearance that the dorsal fin originates at the neck region. 
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Lower Magdalena River basin.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena, Lower Magdalena (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 2014.
pH 6.2 - 7.2
Temperature 23.0-28.0°C or 73.4-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters [Note: Fishbase lists 23-38C - the latter is most likely a typo]
dH 10-25.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 15 (no. 12) (for 9 May 1878), pp 89.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 29 01:38 (species record created: 2003 Aug 24 00:00)