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Scientific Name Entomocorus gameroi  Mago-Leccia, 1984
Common Names Gamero's Woodcat
Penguin Woodcat, Sleeping Catfish
Type Locality Mouth of the Río Apurito at the Río Apure, near San Fernando de Apure, Guárico State, Venezuela.
Pronunciation ent tow MOCK oh russ - GAMM err oi
Etymology Entomocorus: From the Greek, entome, meaning notch, and kopus, meaning helmet - "notched helmet".  
Article - CotM 2009 September
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Size 70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This 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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Distribution South America: Venezuela
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Acta Biol. Venez.v. 11 (no. 4) - pp217 - Figs. 1-6
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Last Update 2013 Jul 19 18:12 (species record created: 2001 Jul 13 00:00)