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  • Epapterus blohmi
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Scientific Name Epapterus blohmi  Vari, Jewett, Taphorn & Gilbert, 1984
Common Name Slopehead Catfish
Type Locality Laguna Los Guácimos, Fundo Pecuario Masaguaral, 8°34'N, 67°35'W, Guarico State, Venezuela.
Pronunciation ee PAP terr uss
Etymology Epapterus: Probably from the Greek epaites, meaning beggar (an allusion to poor) and pteron, meaning fin; in reference to relatively poorly-developed dorsal fin. 
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Size 85mm or 3.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Orinoco River basin and Tuy River of the Caribbean coast of Venezuela.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding Feeds on filamentous algae and other plant material during the dry season.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash.v. 97 (no. 2) - pp463 - Figs. 1, 6
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Last Update 2007 Feb 13 09:54 (species record created: 2006 Aug 22 09:41)