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|Scientific Name||Tympanopleura cryptica (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888)|
|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.|
|Etymology||Transliterated from the Greek tympanon, meaning drum, and pleura, meaning side or rib (pleuron), nouns in apposition, in reference to the pseudotympanum.|
|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.|
|Distribution||South America: Middle and upper Amazon River basin.
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|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Neotropical Ichthyology v. 13 (no. 1), pp 24, Figs. 1c, 6d, 13.|
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|Last Update||2019 Nov 15 13:07 (species record created: 2013 Jun 13 19:36)|