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Scientific Name Trachelyopterus albicrux  (Berg, 1901)
Common Name White Cross Woodcat
Type Locality Río de la Plata, near the mouth of Río Santiago, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.
Synonym(s) Parauchenipterus albicrux, Trachycorystes albicrux
Pronunciation AHL bee crucks
Etymology Trachelyopterus: From the Greek, trachelos, meaning neck and pteron, meaning fin; in reference to the long cranial shield, which gives the appearance that the dorsal fin originates at the neck region. albi meaning white and crux meaning cross alluding to the white cross displayed by the fish when viewed from above.
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Size 140mm or 5.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Northern Argentina
La Plata (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Nanay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
Temperature 18.0-24.0°C or 64.4-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Comunicaciones del Museo Nacional de Buenos Aires v. 1 (no. 9), pp 303.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 22 05:49 (species record created: 2001 May 24 00:00)