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Scientific NameBunocephalus aleuropsis  Cope, 1870
Common Name
Type LocalityPebas, eastern Ecuador [= eastern Peru].
Synonym(s)Bunocephalus melas, Dysichthys aleuropsis
Pronunciationboon oh SEFF ah luss
EtymologyBunocephalus: From the Greek bounos, meaning hill and kephale, meaning head; in reference to the bumps on the head of the fish, which is particularly marked in some species. 
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Size 91mm or 3.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionSouth America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
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ReferencesProceedings of the American Philosophical Society v. 11, pp 568.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Jan 06 01:04 (species record created: 2017 Jan 03 12:03)