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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 110mm or 4.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The species sold under this name is nearly always Auchenipterichthys coracoideus.
General Remarks Translated from original description: Upper body light brown, whitish towards the sides and belly. Dorsal and caudal fins with a wide black border, anal fin with a narrow black border. On the anal and on the caudal, the black border is followed by a wide lighter band. The base of the supporting joint in front of the dorsal is covered with a black spot. Pelvic and pectoral fins are light colored. Head and body without spots; only in the bay (body?) behind the helmet one always notices fine white dots, which often continue along the sides of the body and tail, so that some individuals look as if they were covered with faint little stars.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River system.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré, Guaporé (Iténez) (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 Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference 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 2022 Jan 19 09:57 (species record created: 2013 Sep 05 23:06)