Cat-eLog Right Arrow Heptapteridae Right Arrow Chasmocranus

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Scientific Name Chasmocranus chimantanus  Inger, 1956
Common Name
Type Locality Río Abácapa, west side of Chimantá-tepui, Venezuela, elevation 2200 feet.
Pronunciation chaz moe kran uss
Etymology Chasmocranus: Greek, chanos, -eos, ous, and chasma, -atos = abyss, mouth opened, inmensity + Greek, kranion = skull. 
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Size 89mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Caroní and Carapo River basins in Orinoco River drainage, Venezuela.
Orinoco, Caroni (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Carapo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Fieldiana Zoology v. 34 (no. 37), pp425, Fig. 92.
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Last Update 2014 Sep 04 06:32 (species record created: 2013 Feb 03 23:57)