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Scientific Name Trachelyichthys exilis  Greenfield & Glodek, 1977
Common Names Woodcat
Novia Feliz (Peru)
Type Locality Río Mamón, a tributary of Río Nanay, about 25 kilometers west of Iquitos, Peru, 3°42'S, 73°16'W.
Pronunciation track ellie ICK thiss - ecks ill is
Etymology Trachelyichthys: Greek, trachelos = neck + Greek, ichthys = fish; 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 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Compared to T. decaradiatus, the positioning of the eyes in T. exilis is almost at the beginning of the head whereas the former has them positioned further backwards (slightly before the middle of the head).
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Distribution South America: Nanay River basin in upper Amazon River drainage.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Nanay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
pH 6.5 - 7.0
Temperature 22.0-24.0°C or 71.6-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Mating in a regular auchenipterid way by clasping. Internal fertilization. Eggs are sticky, yet - contrary to for example those of Tatia species - are not laid in clutches but can be found throughout the tank.
Breeding Reports There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Fieldiana Zoology v. 72 (no. 3), pp 49, Figs. 2-5.
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Last Update 2020 Jul 22 10:48 (species record created: 2001 Apr 13 00:00)