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Scientific Name Auchenipterus britskii  Ferraris & Vari, 1999
Common Name
Type Locality Lago Janauacá, vicinity of Rio Solimões, about 3°28'S, 60°17'W.
Pronunciation awk en NIP terr uss
Etymology Auchenipterus: From the Greek, auchenos, meaning neck and pteron, meaning fin; 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 140mm or 5.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Middle Amazon River.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2007.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society v. 126 (no. 4), pp 414, Figs. 10-11.
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Last Update 2021 Feb 15 05:30 (species record created: 2009 Sep 24 13:06)