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Scientific Name Pseudobunocephalus bifidus  (Eigenmann, 1942)
Common Name Peru Dwarf Banjo
Type Locality Yurimaguas, Río Huallaga, Peruvian Amazon, Peru.
Synonym(s) Bunocephalus bifidus
Etymology The generic name is a combination of the Greek word pseudes, meaning false or deceptive, plus the aspredinid genus Bunocephalus. It alludes to the fact that members of this genus have previously been mistaken for juveniles of various species of Bunocephalus
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Size 43mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Amazon River basin: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.
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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Fishes of western South America, pp 86, Pl. 2 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:34 (species record created: 2010 Apr 21 13:49)