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  • Cetopsis fimbriata
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Scientific Name Cetopsis fimbriata  Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
Common Name Blind Whale Catfish
Type Locality Colombia. Choco: Creek of upper río Nercua (approximately 7°01'N, 77°30'W), large tributary of río Truando.
Pronunciation see TOP siss
Etymology Cetopsis: From the Greek cetos, meaning whale, and -opsis, meaning likeness; in reference to the whale-like appearance. The species name, fimbriata, from the Latin for fringed, refers to the dark pigmentation along the distal portion of the anal fin that characterizes this species.
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Size 103mm or 4.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing From original description: Mature males of Cetopsis fimbriata have very elongate filaments on the distal portions of the first rays of the dorsal and pectoral fins; with such extensions distinctly more well developed than are the filaments that are present in conspecific females.
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Distribution Cetopsis fimbriata is apparently endemic to the río Nercua, a tributary of the río Truando that flows into the río Atrato basin of the Caribbean Sea versant of northwestern Colombia.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Neotrop. ichthyol. vol.3 no.2
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Last Update 2013 Feb 06 09:09 (species record created: 2005 Sep 17 00:00)