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Scientific Name Ageneiosus militaris  Valenciennes, 1835
Common Name
Type Locality La Plata River, South America.
Pronunciation ah genie OH sus
Etymology Ageneiosus: From the Greek a, meaning without and genias, meaning beard; in reference to the apparent lack of barbels (the fish has very short maxillary barbels that are almost indistinguishable). Militaris: solider or war-like, presumably referring to long dorsal spine, serrated on both sides.
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Size 260mm or 10.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: La Plata River basin: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.
La Plata, Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paran√°, Iguatemi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding .
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale, pp Pl. 4 (fig. 1).
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Last Update 2019 Sep 22 06:14 (species record created: 2001 Jul 13 00:00)