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  • Cetopsis plumbea
  • Cetopsis plumbea
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Scientific Name Cetopsis plumbea  Steindachner, 1882
Common Name Whale Cat
Type Locality Canelos, e. Ecuador.
Synonym(s) Cetopsis macropteronema, Cetopsis macropteronema, Cetopsis plumbeus, Hemicetopsis plumbeus, Pseudocetopsis macropteronema, Pseudocetopsis plumbeus
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 118mm or 4.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien v. 19 (no. 19) 178
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Last Update 2007 Aug 13 10:15 (species record created: 2007 Aug 05 12:02)