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Scientific Name Tympanopleura cryptica  Walsh, Ribeiro & Rapp Py-Daniel, 2015
Common Name
Type Locality Loreto, río Solimões drainage, río Orosa, mouth of Tonche Cano, 69.4 mi east of Iquitos, about 3°47'26"S, 73°14'50"W, Peru.
Synonym(s) Ageneiosus atronasus
Etymology Transliterated from the Greek tympanon, meaning drum, and pleura, meaning side or rib (pleuron), nouns in apposition, in reference to the pseudotympanum. 
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Size 120mm or 4.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Both Tympanopleura and Ageneiosus do not have obvious, permanent barbles. The two genera can be externally distinguished in that Tympanopleura has a prominent pseudotympanum consisting of an area on the side of the body devoid of epaxial musculature where the gas bladder contacts the internal coelomic wall; are shorter, blunter headed without greatly elongated jaws; and have a smaller adult body size.
General Remarks See also Walsh, S.J. et al. 2015. Neotrop. Ichthyol., 13(1), pp. 1-46.
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Distribution South America: Middle and upper Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 13 (no. 1), pp 24, Figs. 1c, 6d, 13.
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Last Update 2020 Jul 25 11:39 (species record created: 2013 Jun 13 19:36)