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Scientific Name Trachelyopterus lucenai  Bertoletti, Pezzi da Silva & Pereira, 1995
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Type Locality Rio Jacuí at saco do Quilombo, about 29°58'S, 51°15'W, ilha das Flores, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Etymology Trachelyopterus: From the Greek, trachelos, 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 213mm or 8.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Jacuí River basin in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Rio Grande Do Sul State Waters, Laguna dos Patos, Guaíba, Jacuí (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding From a gut analysis study the most abundant food items present in the species diet were insects and fish. Molluscs and crustaceans were also present.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 22 (nos 3-4), pp 71, Figs. 2-3.
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Last Update 2014 Jun 29 10:27 (species record created: 2010 Aug 05 02:56)