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  • Cetopsis oliveirai
  • Cetopsis oliveirai
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Scientific Name Cetopsis oliveirai  (Lundberg & Rapp Py-Daniel, 1994)
Common Name Whale Cat
Type Locality Rio Solimões north of Ilha da Marchantaria, about 15 km from mouth of Rio Negro at Manaus (3°15'S, 60°00'W), Amazonas, Brazil, elevation about 15 m.
Synonym(s) Bathycetopsis oliveirai
Pronunciation see TOP siss
Etymology Cetopsis: From the Greek cetos, meaning whale, and -opsis, meaning likeness; in reference to the whale-like appearance. 
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Size 36mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: middle and upper Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding In nature it feeds on spiders and insects.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Copeia 1994 (no. 2)
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Last Update 2008 Jun 19 02:24 (species record created: 2007 Jul 30 19:04)