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Scientific Name Auchenipterus fordicei  Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888
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Type Locality Lago do Coari on Rio Solimões at Coari, Amazonas, Brazil.
Pronunciation awk en NIP terr uss
Etymology Auchenipterus: From the Greek, auchenos, meaning neck and pteron, meaning fin; in reference to the long cranial shield, which gives the appearance that the dorsal fin originates at the neck region. 
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Size 99mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Middle Amazon River basin.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 2) v. 1 (pt 2), pp 151.
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Last Update 2017 May 30 23:01 (species record created: 2017 May 19 16:34)