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  • Sturisoma monopelte
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Scientific Name Sturisoma monopelte  Fowler, 1914
Common Name
Type Locality Rupununi River, Guyana, {for map-marker: 2.5°N,50°20'W} 2°-3°N, 50°20'W.
Etymology German, sturio = sturgeon, + Greek, soma = body. This specific epithet literally means with a single (mono=single) small shield (pelte=small shield).
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Size 120mm or 4.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks In the original description, the size given was 265mm, this is probably TL.

In the original description of this species, Fowler (1914) wrote that the fish were from ''...the Rupununi River, in the highlands of British Guiana. ...approximately secured in North Latitude 2° to 3°, and West Longitude 50° 20'.'' Although the latitude data is imprecise, the longitude data must also be inaccurate, because the Rio Rupununi is located at approximately 59°W Longitude, not 50°W Longitude as Fowler reported. So as not to unilaterally revise Fowler’s original record, the type locality data is being preserved, and displayed as ''2.5°N, 50°20'W'', averaging the two latitude values reported by Fowler and not correcting the longitude value.
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Distribution South America: Rupununi River basin.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Rupununi (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 Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 66
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Last Update 2017 May 13 01:52 (species record created: 2008 Jun 24 05:24)