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Scientific Name Platysilurus mucosus  (Vaillant, 1880)
Common Name
Type Locality Upper Amazon at Calderon, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Duopalatinus goeldii, Duoplatinus goeldii, Platysilurus barbatus, Platystoma mucosa, Platystomatichthys mucosus
Etymology (Greek)Platys=Flat + (Greek)siluros=a cat fish. This specific epithet literally means slimy(mucosus=slimy).
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (7th Série) v. 4, pp 151 [10].
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Last Update 2019 Oct 08 08:00 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)