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Scientific Name Ituglanis amazonicus  (Steindachner, 1882)
Common Name
Type Locality Cudajas, S. America.
Synonym(s) Trichomycterus amazonicus
Etymology Greek, itys, ityos = circle + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish. 
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Size 60mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin.
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Other Parameters Lives mainly in little forest creeks with notable current and a sandy-rocky substrate.
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Feeding It is not known whether it feeds on flesh or blood of living animals or it lives on carrion. Opercle hooks enable it to cling to and to dig little tunnels into its prey's flesh.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wienv. 19 (no. 19) - pp178
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Last Update 2006 Jul 25 07:10 (species record created: 2005 Feb 02 00:00)