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Scientific Name Cetopsis umbrosa  Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
Common Name
Type Locality Río Negro, downstream from main Villavicencio to Puerto Lopez highway at La Balsa
Pronunciation see TOP siss - um bro sah
Etymology Cetopsis: From the Greek cetos, meaning whale, and -opsis, meaning likeness; in reference to the whale-like appearance. 
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Size 54mm or 2.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Rio Orinoco.
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 The neotropical whale catfishes (Siluriformes: Cetopsidae: Cetopsinae), a revisionary study. Neotropical Ichthyol. v. 3 (no. 2): 127-238.
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Last Update 2011 Oct 08 12:56 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 07:42)