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Scientific Name Tetranematichthys barthemi  Peixoto & Wosiacki, 2010
Common Name Barthem's Shoe Head Catfish
Type Locality Brazil, Pará, Oriximiná, rio Araticum, rio Trombetas basin, 1°45'34.7''S 56°22'35.5''W.
Etymology Tetranematichthys: From the Greek tetra, meaning four, nema, meaning filament, and ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the number of barbels. The specific epithet barthemi is a tribute to Ronaldo Borges Barthem, researcher of the MPEG, for his contribution to the field of ichthyology, in particular to fisheries ecology in the Amazon.
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Size 176mm or 6.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Lower Amazon, between the mouth of the rio Negro and the mouth of the rio Trombetas in Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon (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 Neotropical Ichthyology 2010, v. 8 (no. 1): pp69-75.
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Last Update 2013 Apr 19 21:18 (species record created: 2010 Mar 31 14:30)