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Scientific Name Cetopsis fimbriata  Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
Common Name Blind Whale Catfish
Type Locality Creek of upper río Nercua, about 7°01'N, 77°30'W, large tributary of río Trunando, Choco, Colombia.
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 South America: Rio Truando in Colombia.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Atrato (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.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 3 (no. 2), pp 165, Fig. 20.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 16 01:43 (species record created: 2005 Sep 17 00:00)