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Scientific Name Cetopsis sandrae  Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
Common Name Whale Cat
Type Locality Nova Mutum, unnamed córrego, Fazenda Buriti, about 1.5 kilometers south of Fazenda (31°51'52"S, 56°11'36"W), Mato Grosso State, Brazil.
Pronunciation see TOP siss
Etymology Cetopsis: From the Greek cetos, meaning whale, and -opsis, meaning likeness; in reference to the whale-like appearance. The specific name, sandrae, is in reference to Sandra J. Raredon
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Size 75mm or 3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Rio Tapajos system in Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós, Upper Tapajós, Juruena, Arinos (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 3 (no. 2), pp 195, 39-40.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 28 07:57 (species record created: 2007 Jul 30 12:56)