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Scientific Name Cetopsis orinoco  (Schultz, 1944)
Common Name Whale Cat
Type Locality Río Torbes, 1 kilometer above Táriba (7°59'N, 72°13'W), Río Orinoco system, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Hemicetopsis plombeus orinoco, Pseudocetopsis orinoco, Pseudocetopsis plombeus orinoco
Pronunciation see TOP siss
Etymology Cetopsis: From the Greek cetos, meaning whale, and -opsis, meaning likeness; in reference to the whale-like appearance. The specific epithet reflects the origin of this species.
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Size 94mm or 3.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Orinoco system, Venezuela.
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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 94 (no. 3172), pp 253, Pl. 5 (fig. A).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 02:28 (species record created: 2009 Jan 02 01:33)