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Scientific Name Trachelyichthys decaradiatus  Mees, 1974
Common Name
Type Locality Karanambo area, Rupununi, Guyana.
Pronunciation track ellie ICK thiss
Etymology Trachelyichthys: Greek, trachelos = neck + Greek, ichthys = fish; in reference to the long cranial shield, which gives the appearance that the dorsal fin originates at the neck region. 
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The fish labelled Trachelyichthys decaradiatus in the trade is almost always T. exilis. Expect it to be T. exilis unless you know the fish came from Rupununi in Guyana (and you probably would know, since it was probably collected by you personally or for science, and thus labelled, rather than the aquatic fish-trade which has virtually no exports from this region at present).
General Remarks Rarely seen in the hobby, due to nearly non-existent exports from the Guyana area where this fish originated.
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Distribution Rupununi River basin, Guyana.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Rupununi (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 Zoologische Verhandelingen (Leiden) No. 132
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Last Update 2009 Feb 23 02:37 (species record created: 2009 Feb 10 14:50)