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  • Chasmocranus longior
  • Chasmocranus longior
  • Chasmocranus longior
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Scientific Name Chasmocranus longior  Eigenmann, 1912
Common Name
Type Locality Amatuk, Guyana.
Synonym(s) Hepapterus longior
Pronunciation chaz moe kran uss
Etymology Chasmocranus: Greek, chanos, -eos, ous, and chasma, -atos = abyss, mouth opened, inmensity + Greek, kranion = skull. 
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Size 170mm or 6.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Coastal drainages from Guyana to Suriname, Negro, Orinoco and Xingu River basins.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne, Upper Marowijne, Grand Inini (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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Reference Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 5 (no. 1), pp160 Fig. 33; Pl. 14 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2013 Feb 11 16:31 (species record created: 2006 Apr 22 00:00)