|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Epapterus dispilurus Cope, 1878|
|Common Name||Slopehead Catfish|
|Type Locality||Upper Amazon River, Peru.|
|Synonym(s)||Epapterus chaquensis, Euanemus longipinnis|
|Pronunciation||ee PAP terr uss|
|Etymology||Epapterus: Probably from the Greek epaites, meaning beggar (an allusion to poor) and pteron, meaning fin; in reference to relatively poorly-developed dorsal fin.|
|Size||123mm or 4.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Distinct, irregularly-shaped, patch of dark pigmentation on each caudal-fin lobe which contrasts with the dark transverse bar extending from the upper anterodorsal margin of the dorsal lobe of the caudal fin to the posterior margin of the middle rays of the dorsal lobe; lack of a distinct patch of dark pigmentation on the ventral lobe of the caudal fin. Nuptial males have highly developed dorsal spine with well developed basal and distal anterior projections, modifications.|
|Distribution||South America: Central and western parts of the Amazon basin along and south of the main channel of the Rio Amazonas, and Rio Paraguay system in Paraguay, northern Argentina and southern Brazil.
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|Temperature||20.0-22.0°C or 68-71.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society v. 17 (no. 101), pp 677.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 22 05:48 (species record created: 2001 May 15 00:00)|