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Scientific Name Helogenes castaneus  (Dahl, 1960)
Common Name
Type Locality Small pond in a brook tributary to Río Guayabero, about 1 kilometer from mouth of the brook, Orinoco System, Colombia.
Synonym(s) Leyvaichthys castaneus
Pronunciation hell LODGE en ease
Etymology Helogenes: From the Greek helos, meaning marsh and the Greek genes, meaning birth; in reference to the habitat. 
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Size 47mm or 1.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Río Guaviare and Río Meta drainages of the upper Río Orinoco in eastern Colombia.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Guaviare (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta (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.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Novedades Colombianas v. 1 (no. 5), pp 302, Figs.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:03 (species record created: 2009 Jan 04 07:20)