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Scientific Name Xyliphius melanopterus  Orcés V., 1962
Common Name Skunk Banjo Catfish
Type Locality Bajo Pucayacu no lejos de su desembocadura en el Bobonaza, Amazon system, Colombia.
Etymology From the Greek xyliphion, meaning a piece of wood; in reference to the overall appearance. 
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Size 147mm or 5.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: upper Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ciencia y Naturaleza (Quito) v. 5 (no. 2), pp 52, Figs. 3-4.
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Last Update 2014 Sep 04 01:48 (species record created: 2012 Jul 15 09:50)