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  • Cetopsis motatanensis
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Scientific Name Cetopsis motatanensis  (Schultz, 1944)
Common Name
Type Locality Río Motatán, 4 kilometers above Motatán, 9°24'N, 70°36'W, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Hemicetopsis plumbeus motatanensis, Pseudocetopsis motatanensis, Pseudocetopsis plumbeus motatanensis
Pronunciation see TOP siss
Etymology Cetopsis: From the Greek cetos, meaning whale, and -opsis, meaning likeness; in reference to the whale-like appearance. Named after Río Motatán, the type location of the species.
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Size 155mm or 6.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Lago Maracaibo basin.
Lake Maracaibo (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 Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 94 (no. 3172), pp 255, Pl. 5 (fig. B).
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Last Update 2020 Oct 28 16:34 (species record created: 2009 Jan 04 07:09)