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  • Pseudobunocephalus quadriradiatus
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Scientific Name Pseudobunocephalus quadriradiatus  (Mees, 1989)
Common Name
Type Locality Río Samiria, Chinguito [=Cocha Shinguita or Shirguita], Peru.
Synonym(s) Bunocephalus quadriradiatus, Dysichthys quadriradiatus
Etymology The generic name is a combination of the Greek word pseudes, meaning false or deceptive, plus the aspredinid genus Bunocephalus. It alludes to the fact that members of this genus have previously been mistaken for juveniles of various species of Bunocephalus
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Size 32mm or 1.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Reported to grow to 120 mm TL.
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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 Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
pH 6.0 - 7.2
Temperature 20.0-25.0°C or 68-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 18.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Series C, Biological and Medical Sciences) v. 92 (no. 2), pp 244, Fig. 23.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 08 07:05 (species record created: 2005 Jul 01 00:00)