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Scientific Name Trachelyopterus sp. (2)   
Common Name
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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Identification Identification of this species to better than sub-family isn't by any means certain. There are elements of this species that make you think of Trachycorystes. The posterior nuchal shields are smallish, there are a low number of pectoral fin spines and its tail is tail is not forked - so perhaps Trachelyopterus. But then, what about the new genus Spinipterus? Placed at sub-family level until more is known.
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Distribution According to the exporter, specimens were collected from the Itaya river about two hours upriver from Iquitos, Peru.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 19 12:25 (species record created: 2011 Dec 24 08:00)