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Scientific Name Xyliphius kryptos  Taphorn & Lilyestrom, 1983
Common Name
Type Locality Río Aricuaisá, Estado Zulia, Venezuela.
Etymology From the Greek xyliphion, meaning a piece of wood; in reference to the overall appearance. 
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Size 110mm or 4.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Lake Maracaibo basin.
Lake Maracaibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Revista Unellez de Ciencia y Tecnologia v. 1 (no. 1), pp 43, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 29 14:38 (species record created: 2002 Oct 16 00:00)