|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Cetopsis candiru (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)|
|Common Names||Whale Cat
|Type Locality||Equatorial rivers of Brazil.|
|Synonym(s)||Cetopsis spixii, Hemicetopsis candiru|
|Pronunciation||see TOP siss|
|Etymology||Cetopsis: From the Greek cetos, meaning whale, and -opsis, meaning likeness; in reference to the whale-like appearance.|
|Size||200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The most commonly imported of the genus, although still a rare import.|
|Sexing||The leading rays of the dorsal and pectoral fins of males are graced with filamentous extensions, these are absent in young fish and females.|
|Distribution||Widespread in the amazon basin.
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Selecta Piscium Brasiliam - pp13 - Pl. 10 (fig. 1)|
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|Last Update||2006 Oct 26 11:34 (species record created: 2001 Oct 16 00:00)|