|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Cetopsidium soniae Vari & Ferraris, 2009|
|Type Locality||Main channel of Manari River, Takutu River basin, along road between Lethem and Annai, near Lethem, 3°26.590'N, 59°44.578'W, Central Rupununi (Region 9), Guyana.|
|Etymology||The genus name, Cetopsidium, from Cetopsis, that was the first genus proposed in the Cetopsinae, and "idium" meaning diminutive, is in reference to the relatively small body sizes of the members of the genus. The species name, soniae, is in honor of Dr. Sonia Fisch-Muller of the Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, who brought the species to our attention, has been of invaluable assistance to both authors with a number of projects over the years, and has contributed in myriad ways to our knowledge of South American catfishes.|
|Size||35mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||The mature male of Cetopsidium soniae has an elongate filament extending from the tip of the first rays of the dorsal and pectoral fins.|
|Distribution||Manari River, Takutu River basin, western rio Branco system, Amazon basin, Guyana.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco, Upper Branco, Tacutu, Manari (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Neotropical Ichthyology v. 7 (no. 3), pp 290, Fig. 1.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 13 03:32 (species record created: 2010 Feb 04 13:50)|