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Scientific Name Helogenes marmoratus  Günther, 1863
Common Name Dwarf Wood Cat
Type Locality Essequibo R., Guyana.
Synonym(s) Helogenes amazonae, Helogenes unidorsalis
Pronunciation hell LODGE en ease
Etymology Helogenes: From the Greek helos, meaning marsh and the Greek genes, meaning birth; in reference to the habitat. 
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Size 79mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Atlantic drainages of Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana, upper Río Orinoco and Río Negro systems in Venezuela, Amazonas Basin in Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (Ser. 3)v. 12 (no. 72) - pp443
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Last Update 2015 Oct 18 11:43 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)