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  • Centromochlus macracanthus
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Scientific Name Centromochlus macracanthus  Soares-Porto, 2000
Common Name
Type Locality São Pedro, Río Negro, Amazonas, Brazil.
Pronunciation cent row MOCK luss
Etymology Centromochlus: From the Greek kenteo, meaning sting and mochlos, meaning lever or crowbar; in reference to the long spines. 
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Size 71mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Upper Negro River basin, Brazil.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Furniture As the common name for this family, woodcat, implies, these fish like pieces of wood with crevices and gaps to squeeze into. Larger specimens will gregariously take refuge in pipes.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 11 (no. 3)
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Last Update 2012 Jan 21 13:24 (species record created: 2012 Jan 19 13:16)