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Scientific Name Auchenipterus osteomystax  (Miranda Ribeiro, 1918)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Vermelho, Santa Rita das Anitas, Goiás State, 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 230mm or 9.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: La Plata River basin, Tocantins River, and several rivers of lower Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia, Upper Araguaia, Vermelho (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Revista do Museu Paulista v. 10, pp 644 [16], Pl.
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Last Update 2017 May 30 23:01 (species record created: 2017 May 19 16:38)