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Scientific NameDupouyichthys sapito  Schultz, 1944
Common Name
Type LocalityRío Motatán, at the bridge 22 km north of Motatán, Venezuela.
EtymologyDupouyichthys: Named after W Dupouy, a former director of the Museo de Ciencias Naturales in Caracas, Venezuela. Named sapito after the common name of this species in the Maracaibo Basin. A literal translation would be Sapo, which is Spanish for toad.....and the -ito suffix would indicate a small toad.
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Size 30mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionSouth America: Magdalena River and Lake Maracaibo basins.
Lake Maracaibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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ReferencesProc. U. S. Natl. Mus.v. 94 (no. 3172) - pp245 - Pl. 4 (fig. D); Fig. 4b
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Last Update2010 Nov 22 16:57 (species record created: 2002 Oct 16 00:00)