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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". 
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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: Apure River basin in Orinoco River drainage.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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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Reference Acta Biologica Venezuelica v. 11 (no. 4) (for Dec. 1983), pp 217, Figs. 1-6.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 25 03:28 (species record created: 2001 Jul 13 00:00)