Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pimelodidae Right Arrow Hypophthalmus

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Scientific Name Hypophthalmus marginatus  Valenciennes, 1840
Common Name
Type Locality Cayenne, French Guiana; Suriname.
Pronunciation hi pop thal muss - mar gin ah tuss.
Etymology (Greek)Hypo=Under + (Greek)opthalmos=eye. 
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Size 470mm or 18.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Deeply forked caudal fin with usually with black tips. Barbels are grey to black (versus white).
Sexing Unknown.
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Distribution Amazon and Orinoco River basins and major rivers of French Guiana and Suriname: Brazil, French Guiana, Peru and Suriname.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15, pp225, Pl. 439.
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Last Update 2015 Oct 25 08:50 (species record created: 2013 Feb 08 12:10)