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Scientific Name Auchenipterus brachyurus  (Cope, 1878)
Common Name
Type Locality Peruvian Amazon.
Synonym(s) Euanemus brachyurus
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 165mm or 6.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Purus, Macap√° (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 Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society v. 17 (no. 101), pp 676.
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Last Update 2014 Jun 29 10:26 (species record created: 2010 Jan 11 15:36)