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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, 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. 
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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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse v. 19 (no. 19), pp 178.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 25 04:52 (species record created: 2007 Aug 05 12:02)