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Scientific Name Phreatobius sanguijuela  Fernández, Saucedo, Carvajal-Vallejos & Schaefer, 2007
Common Name
Type Locality Artificial well, Comunidad de Porvenir, 13°59'14.44''S, 61°32'27.05''W, Río Iténez basin, Dept. Santa Cruz, Bolivia, elevation 172 meters.
Pronunciation fray toe bee uss
Etymology From the Greek phrear, phreat- meaning ''well'' or ''spring''. 
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Size 42mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: artificial wells near Río Paraguá, a tributary of the Río Iténez in Bolivia.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré, Guaporé (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Rondonia State Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Zootaxa No. 1626, pp 53, Figs. 2-3.
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Last Update 2017 Mar 29 23:11 (species record created: 2016 Jun 26 10:04)