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  • Genidens genidens
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Scientific Name Genidens genidens  (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840)
Common Name Guri Sea Catfish
Type Locality Tropical America.
Synonym(s) Genidens granulosus, Pimelodus genidens
Etymology Genidens: From the Greek geny, meaning face or jaw and the Latin dens, meaning teeth. 
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Size 350mm or 13.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Males have larger heads and mouths than females, probably due to their different roles during reproduction: Males are mouth-brooders, incubating fertilized eggs and juveniles in their mouths.
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Distribution Southwest Atlantic: Atlantic draining rivers of southern South America.
Southern Atlantic Draining Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Southern Atlantic Draining Rivers, Guanabara Bay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
Other Parameters Brackish water.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Le Règne Animal, distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée. Edition 2. v. 2.
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Last Update 2015 Dec 23 09:32 (species record created: 2005 May 22 00:00)