|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ageneiosus polystictus Steindachner, 1915|
|Common Name||Freckled Dolphin Catfish|
|Type Locality||Mouth of R. Negro, Amazon system, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||ah genie OH sus|
|Etymology||Ageneiosus: From the Greek a, meaning without and genias, meaning beard; in reference to the apparent lack of barbels (the fish has very short maxillary barbels that are almost indistinguishable).|
|Size||450mm or 17.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||Brazil: Rio Negro and lower Rio Branco river basins
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco, Lower Branco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wienv. 52 (no. 18) - pp217|
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|Last Update||2013 Apr 20 09:35 (species record created: 2005 Apr 22 00:00)|