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Scientific Name Phreatobius cisternarum  Goeldi, 1905
Common Name
Type Locality Marajo Island, about 1°27'S, 48°29'W, at the mouth of Amazon, Brazil (in a cistern).
Pronunciation fray toe bee uss - siss terr num
Etymology From the Greek phrear, phreat- meaning ''well'' or ''spring''. Cisternum in reference to the species being found in cisterns, another word for hand made wells.
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Size 48mm or 1.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: phreatic environments in the Marajó Island, mouth of the Amazon River, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 1996.
pH 5.0 - 6.0
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings/ ...International Congress of Zoology 1905, Pt. 7 (Zoogeograpohie), pp 549.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 23 12:34 (species record created: 2001 Nov 17 00:00)