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Scientific Name Auchenipterichthys thoracatus  (Kner, 1858)
Common Name Midnatsmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Rio Guaporé, Brazil.
Pronunciation awk en NIP terr ICK thiss
Etymology Auchenipterichthys: From the Greek, auchenos, meaning neck, pteron, meaning fin and ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the long cranial shield, which gives the appearance that the dorsal fin originates at the neck region. 
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Size 138mm or 5.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The species sold under this name is nearly always uchenipterichthys coracoideus.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River system.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 26 (s. 373), pp 425 [55], Pl. 7 (fig. 22)
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Last Update 2015 Oct 25 08:33 (species record created: 2013 Sep 05 23:06)