Cat-eLog Right Arrow Cetopsidae Right Arrow Cetopsinae Right Arrow Cetopsis

  • Cetopsis plumbea
  • Cetopsis plumbea
Jump to next section Cat-eLog Data Sheet
Scientific Name Cetopsis plumbea  Steindachner, 1882
Common Name Whale Cat
Type Locality Canelos, eastern Ecuador.
Synonym(s) 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. 
Jump to next section Species Information
Size 118mm or 4.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

Log in to view species occurence data on a map.
Jump to next section Husbandry Information
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Jump to next section Further Information
Reference Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse v. 19 (no. 19), pp 178.
Registered Keepers Keeping this species? Why not .
There is no registered keeper.
Wishlists Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is no wish to keep this species.
Spotters Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There is but a single record of this fish being seen, view it.
More on Cetopsis plumbea
Look up Look up Cetopsis plumbea on
BBCode (use in forum posts)
(species permalink)
Look up Fishbase Look up Cetopsis plumbea on Fishbase
Get or print a QR code for this species profile, or try our LFS label creator.
Hits 5194 hits.
Last Update 2019 Oct 25 04:52 (species record created: 2007 Aug 05 12:02)