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  • Cetopsidium ferreirai
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Scientific Name Cetopsidium ferreirai  Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
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Type Locality Last cachoeira before rio Trombetas, about 1°05'S, 57°01'W, rio Mapuera, rio Trombetas basin, Pará State, Brazil.
Etymology The genus name, Cetopsidium, from Cetopsis, that was the first genus proposed in the Cetopsinae, and "idium" meaning diminutive, is in reference to the relatively small body sizes of the members of the genus. The species name, ferreirai, is in honor of Efrem J. G. Ferreira of the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), the collector of all the known specimens of the species, in recognition to his contributions to our knowledge of the fishes of the Brazilian Amazon.
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Size 37mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Rio Trombetas, left bank tributary of the lower rio Amazonas, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Trombetas (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 3 (no. 2), pp 133, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 28 16:39 (species record created: 2009 Jan 02 12:24)