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Scientific Name Auchenipterus menezesi  Ferraris & Vari, 1999
Common Name
Type Locality Lago de Viana, Rio Pindaré-Mirim basin, 3°14'S, 45°01'W, Maranhão, 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 131mm or 5.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Parnaíba and Pindaré-Mirim River basins of Maranhão and Piaui, Brazil.

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society v. 126 (no. 4), pp 426, Fig. 17.
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Last Update 2017 May 30 23:01 (species record created: 2017 May 19 16:37)