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Scientific Name Cordylancistrus nephelion  Provenzano & Milan, 2006
Common Name
Type Locality Mesia River, tributary of Guare River, near village Corocito, about 10°12'N, 67°05'W, Tuy River system, Caribbean Sea basin, Venezuela.
Etymology (Greek)Kordyle = Club, swelling + (Greek) agkistron = hook, referring to its wide head. The name of the species is taken from the Greek word nephelion, meaning cloud-like spots, in reference to the colour pattern of the species.
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Size 129mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Tuy River basin in Venezuela.
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 1116, pp 31, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 07:04 (species record created: 2012 Jan 14 11:48)