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Scientific Name Pseudobunocephalus rugosus  (Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1903)
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Type Locality Laguna near Arroyo Chagalalina, Paraguay.
Synonym(s) Bunocephalus rugosus, Bunocpehalus australis, Dysichthis australis, Dysichthis rugosus
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 BunocephalusRugosus meaning full of wrinkles or creases, in reference to the wrinkled skin on this species.
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Size 30mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Paraguay-Paraná River basin.
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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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 Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 55, pp 498.
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Last Update 2014 Jun 29 10:27 (species record created: 2010 Apr 21 13:51)