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Scientific Name Leiarius longibarbis  (Castelnau, 1855)
Common Name Marbled Pimeloid
Type Locality Amazon River, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Arius longibarbis
Etymology The genus name is derived from Leios, meaning smooth and Arius which is a Greek for "dealing with Mars, warlike, belliose". It's the name of another catfish genus, so the combination is "smooth Arius".  
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Identification The species Leiarius longibarbis has often been confused with L. marmoratus, in fact until only recently, the current pictures of L. marmoratus here in the Cat-eLog were listed under this name.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River.
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Breeding Unreported
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Animaux nouveaux or rares recueillis pendant l'expédition dans les parties centrales de l'Amérique du Sud, de Rio de Janeiro a Lima, ... v. 2; ref. 766
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Last Update 2008 Sep 21 02:24 (species record created: 2008 Sep 20 03:43)