Cat-eLog Right Arrow Heptapteridae Right Arrow Myoglanis

  • Myoglanis koepckei
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Scientific Name Myoglanis koepckei  Chang, 1999
Common Name
Type Locality Small affluent of Río Nanay, 3°52'S, 73°29'W, Quebrada of Mishana camp, Province Maynas, Depto. Loreto, Peru, elevation 107 meters.
Etymology Myoglanis: Greek, myos = muscle, and also, mouse + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish koepckei: Named in honor of Hans-Wilhelm Koepcke, who started and was the first curator of the ichthyological collections of the Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima
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Size 59mm or 2.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Upper Amazon River basin, Peru
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Copeia 1999 (no. 2), pp434, Figs. 1-4.
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Last Update 2013 Feb 19 13:13 (species record created: 2011 Sep 24 10:28)