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Scientific Name Auchenipterus nuchalis  (Spix, 1829)
Common Name Moustache Cat
Type Locality Equatorial Brazil
Synonym(s) Hypophthalmus nuchalis
Pronunciation awk en NIP terr uss - noo KAL iss
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 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: estuaries
South America: Lower Amazon and Tocantins rivers northward to Marowijne River. Possibly also Rupununi and Negro rivers.
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
Temperature 20.0-22.0°C or 68-71.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Reise nach Griechenland und der Türkei, pp 17, Pl. 17
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Last Update 2014 Mar 16 15:56 (species record created: 2005 Feb 10 00:00)