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  • Cetopsis caiapo
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Scientific Name Cetopsis caiapo  Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
Common Name
Type Locality Brazil. Goiás: Município de Minaçu/Cavalcante, rio Tocantins, at location of the future dam of the Usina Hidroeléletrica Serra da Mesa (13°50'S, 48°19'W).
Pronunciation see TOP siss
Etymology Cetopsis: From the Greek cetos, meaning whale, and -opsis, meaning likeness; in reference to the whale-like appearance. The species name, caiapo, is in reference to the Caiapo Amerindian tribe that historically inhabited the area.
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Size 69mm or 2.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Known from one locality in the rio Tocantins basin, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (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 Neotrop. ichthyol. vol.3 no.2
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Last Update 2013 Feb 06 09:09 (species record created: 2009 Jan 04 06:05)