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Scientific Name Ageneiosus pardalis  Lütken, 1874
Common Name Dolphin Catfish
Type Locality Caracas, Venezuela [may be in error]
Synonym(s) Ageneiosus caucanus, Ageneiosus freiei, Ageneiosus virgo
Pronunciation ah genie OH sus
Etymology Ageneiosus: From the Greek a, meaning without and genias, meaning beard; in reference to the apparent lack of barbels (the fish has very short maxillary barbels that are almost indistinguishable). 
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Size 440mm or 17.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Lake Maracaibo basin and Magdalena, Cauca, San Juan, and Tuira River basins.
Panama Pacific Rivers, Tuira (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Venezuela Caribbean Waters, San Juan (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Lake Maracaibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena, Cauca (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 Vidensk. Medd. Naturh. Foren. Kjøbenhavn 1874 (nos. 12-16) 190 [1]
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Last Update 2013 Apr 20 09:34 (species record created: 2007 Dec 07 10:50)