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  • Corymbophanes andersoni
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Scientific Name Corymbophanes andersoni  Eigenmann, 1909
Common Name
Type Locality Aruataima Falls, Upper Potaro R., Guyana, 5°00'05''N, 59°37'33''W.
Etymology (Greek)Korymbos=summit, cluster of fruit or flowers + (Greek)phaino=to shine. 
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Size 86mm or 3.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Distinguished from C. kaiei by having the abdomen lightly colored, caudal fin without light bands, anal fin I,4, caudal peduncle strongly compressed, and 5 plates below adpressed pectoral fin spine. Generic characteristics: caudal fin 1, 14, 1; adipose fin replaced by low elongate postdorsal ridge formed by series of raised median unpaired plates contiguous with dorsal procurrent caudal fin spines.
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Distribution South America: Essequibo River drainage, upper Potaro River, upstream Kaieteur Falls.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Potaro, Upper Potaro (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 Ann. Carnegie Mus.v. 6 (no. 1) - pp5
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Last Update 2013 Jan 12 16:17 (species record created: 2005 Mar 12 00:00)