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Scientific NameHelogenes marmoratus  Günther, 1863
Common NameDwarf Wood Cat
Type LocalityEssequibo R., Guyana.
Synonym(s)Helogenes amazonae, Helogenes unidorsalis
Pronunciationhell LODGE en ease
EtymologyHelogenes: 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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DistributionSouth 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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Temperature22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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ReferencesAnn. Mag. Nat. Hist. (Ser. 3)v. 12 (no. 72) - pp443
Registered Keepers(1) amiidae, (2) Yann (k: 6), (3) T4FR (k: 3), (4) KungFish, (5) dmcat.

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Breeding ReportsNone.
Article - CotM 2006 November
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Last Update2015 Oct 18 11:43 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)