|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Tympanopleura piperatus (Eigenmann, 1912)|
|Common Name||Slopehead Catfish|
|Type Locality||Crab Falls, Essequibo R., Guyana.|
|Etymology||Transliterated from the Greek tympanon, meaning drum, and pleura, meaning side or rib (pleuron), nouns in apposition, in reference to the pseudotympanum.|
|Size||48mm or 1.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Both Tympanopleura and Ageneiosus do not have obvious, permanent barbles. The two genera can be externally distinguished in that Tympanopleura has a prominent pseudotympanum consisting of an area on the side of the body devoid of epaxial musculature where the gas bladder contacts the internal coelomic wall; are shorter, blunter headed without greatly elongated jaws; and have a smaller adult body size.|
|Distribution||South America: Essequibo and upper Negro rivers near confluence of Branco River.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Mem. Carnegie Mus. v. 5 (no. 1) 203 Pl. 20 (fig. 3)|
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|Last Update||2015 Apr 29 13:31 (species record created: 2005 Aug 07 00:00)|