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Scientific Name Trachelyopterus coriaceus  Valenciennes, 1840
Common Name Woodcat
Type Locality Cayenne, French Guiana.
Synonym(s) Trachelyopterus maculosus
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 180mm or 7.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Can easily be distinguished from other species of Trachelyopterus because of the lack of an adipose fin.
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Distribution South America: coastal rivers of the Guianas and Brazil. Also known from the Amazon River basin.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Southern Atlantic Draining Rivers, Coastal Rivers of Brazil (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.5 - 7.8
Temperature 22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 15.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15, pp 220, Pl. 438.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 20 04:51 (species record created: 2005 Oct 23 00:00)