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  • Paracetopsis bleekeri
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Scientific Name Paracetopsis bleekeri  Bleeker, 1862
Common Name
Type Locality From redescription: unstated; herein interpreted as río Guayas or río Santa Rosa basins, southwestern Ecuador
Synonym(s) Cetopsis occidentalis, Cetopsis ventralis, Cetopsis ventralis, Cetopsogiton occidentalis, Pseudocetopsis ventralis
Etymology A combination of Greek 'Para' - near or beside, Cetopsis - indicating that this genus is similar to Cetopsis, but sufficiently different to warrant its own genus. 
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Size 246mm or 9.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Paracetopsis can be distinguished from all other genera in the Cetopsinae by the combination of the possession of a vomerine tooth patch with two or more rows of teeth and a medial gap between the contralateral components of the tooth patch.
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Distribution Pacific Ocean versant, Guayas and Santa Rosa river basins, southwestern Ecuador.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Japurá, Caquetá, Upper Caquetá, Caguán, Guayas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Ecuador Pacific Coast Rivers, Santa Rosa (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 Original description: Atlas ichthyologique des Indes Orientales Néêrlandaises, publié sous les auspices du Gouvernement colonial néêrlandais. Tome II.
Revised: Neotrop. ichthyol. vol.3 no.2
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Last Update 2011 Jan 27 07:20 (species record created: 2009 Jan 02 13:33)