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Scientific NameMicromyzon orinoco  Carvalho, Lundberg, Baskin, Friel & Reis, 2016
Common Name(s)
Type LocalityRío Orinoco, deep channel upstream of Los Barrancos, circa 183 nautical miles from sea buoy in Boca Grande navigation channel, Anzoátegui, Venezuela, 08°21'N, 62°43'W.
PronunciationMy KROW my zon
EtymologyThe generic name come from the Greek mikros, meaning small, and myzon, meaning sucker which is the suffix of Hoplomyzon, the type genus of the tribe Hoplomyzontini. 
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ReferencesProceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 165 (no. 1), pp 39, Figs. 1-10.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Mar 19 04:52 (species record created: 2017 Jan 03 08:40)