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Scientific Name Lepthoplosternum beni  Reis, 1997
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Type Locality Tambopata Reserve, 12°15'S, 69°17'W, Madre de Dios, Peru.
Pronunciation lep THOP low STERN um
Etymology Lepthoplosternum: From the Greek leptos, meaning small and hoplosternum; in reference to the small size. Hoplosternum: From the Greek hoplon, meaning shield and sternum, meaning breast; in reference to the prominent coracoid bones on the breast. 
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References Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 7 (no. 4), pp 319, Fig. 15.
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Last Update 2018 Sep 02 09:54 (species record created: 2018 Aug 22 13:37)