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Scientific NameEntomocorus gameroi  Mago-Leccia, 1984
Common NamesGamero's Woodcat
Penguin Woodcat, Sleeping Catfish
Type LocalityMouth of the Río Apurito at the Río Apure, near San Fernando de Apure, Guárico State, Venezuela.
Pronunciationent tow MOCK oh russ - GAMM err oi
EtymologyEntomocorus: From the Greek, entome, meaning notch, and kopus, meaning helmet - "notched helmet".  
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Size 70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationThis species is identified by the black stripe in the upper caudal fin lobe, the lower caudal fin lobe is clear. The body colouration appears to be variable and ranges from silver to mottled.
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DistributionSouth America: Venezuela
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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ReferencesActa Biol. Venez.v. 11 (no. 4) - pp217 - Figs. 1-6
Registered Keepers(1) Floody (k: 4), (2) ali12345 (k: 5), (3) Jools (k: 8), (4) Yann (k: 2), (5) coelacanth, (6) dpm1 (k: 4), (7) Gulper.

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Breeding ReportsNone.
Article - CotM 2009 September
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Last Update2013 Jul 19 18:12 (species record created: 2001 Jul 13 00:00)