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Scientific Name Exallodontus aguanai  Lundberg, Mago-Leccia & Nass, 1991
Common Name Blue Jumper Catfish
Type Locality Río Orinoco near Los Castillos, Territorio Federal, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela, 8°32'N, 62°23'W, 20-30 m.
Etymology Greek, exallias = strange, marvellous + Greek, odous = teeth 
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing The female is wider around the stomach. Internal examination of gravid females showed that the eggs are small and white. A female around 20 cm may have approximately 400-500 small (1mm in diameter) white eggs.
General Remarks The pictured specimen was collected at Santa Rosa, Near Leticia, Colombia, close to the border between Colombia, Brazil and Peru. It was also found to abundantly occur down river at Benjamin Constant. Locals report that they make a fine soup.
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Distribution South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 24.0-27.0°C or 75.2-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Compatibility In nature, this species seems to gather together in large groups. During the day it is to be found in deeper waters, around 5 meters. At dawn they hunt near the waters edge for small insects and smaller fish.
Breeding Unreported in captivity. Local fisherman report that the species spawns around December and January in shallow water thick with aquatic plants.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. v. 104 (no. 4) 847 Figs. 2-10, 13
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Last Update 2019 Jul 22 01:15 (species record created: 2006 Dec 23 08:12)