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Scientific Name Ageneiosus vittatus  Steindachner, 1908
Common Name Duck Catfish
Type Locality Rio Purus, Brazil.
Pronunciation ah genie OH sus
Etymology Ageneiosus: From the Greek a, meaning without and genias, meaning beard; in reference to the apparent lack of barbels (the fish has very short maxillary barbels that are almost indistinguishable). 
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Size 220mm or 8.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks A. vittatus is one of the more commonly used scientific names when species of this genus are found for sale, it is slightly surprising to find that this widespread Amazonian species is very, very rarely imported.
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Distribution South America: Middle Orinoco and upper Amazon River basin.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wienv. 45 (no. 6) - pp64
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Last Update 2011 Jul 25 14:02 (species record created: 2001 Nov 05 00:00)