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  • Centromochlus existimatus
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Scientific Name Centromochlus existimatus  Mees, 1974
Common Name
Type Locality Harbor of Manos, Amazon R., Brazil.
Pronunciation cent row MOCK luss
Etymology Centromochlus: From the Greek kenteo, meaning sting and mochlos, meaning lever or crowbar; in reference to the long spines. 
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Size 66mm or 2.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin.
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Furniture As the common name for this family, woodcat, implies, these fish like pieces of wood with crevices and gaps to squeeze into. Larger specimens will gregariously take refuge in pipes.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Zool. Verh. (Leiden)No. 132 - pp50 - Fig. 8 (right)
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Last Update 2006 Aug 22 09:38 (species record created: 2006 Aug 22 09:38)