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Scientific Name Henonemus taxistigmus  (Fowler, 1914)
Common Name
Type Locality Rupununi River, Guyana, 2°-3°N, 50°20'W.
Synonym(s) Ochmacanthus taxistigma, Stegophilus taxistigmus
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Size 93mm or 3.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks In the original description of this species, Fowler (1914) wrote that the fish were from “...the Rupununi River, in the highlands of British Guiana. ...approximately secured in North Latitude 2° to 3°, and West Longitude 50° 20'.” Although the latitude data is imprecise, the longitude data must also be inaccurate, because the Rio Rupununi is located at approximately 59°W Longitude, not 50°W Longitude as Fowler reported. So as not to unilaterally revise Fowler’s original record, the type locality data is being preserved, and displayed as “2.5°N, 50°20'W”, averaging the two latitude values reported by Fowler and not correcting the longitude value.
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Distribution Venezuela: Rio Guarico & Rio Tinaco
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure, Portoguesa, Tinaco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure, Guarico (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Rupununi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 66, pp 268, Fig. 16.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 22 07:10 (species record created: 2001 Oct 08 00:00)