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Scientific Name Ernstichthys intonsus  Stewart, 1985
Common Name
Type Locality Río Napo at Añangu, Napo Prov, 0°30.8'S, 76°24.0'W, Ecuador.
Etymology Ernstichthys: Named after A Ernst, who established the chair of Natural History in the Universidade Central de Venezuela. The specific epithet, intonsus, is from the Latin intonsus, unshaved or bearded, in reference to the extreme proliferation of barbels.
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Size 49mm or 1.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Napo River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Napo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
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References Fieldiana Zool. (N. S.)No. 25 - pp16 - Figs. 1f, 3, 9.
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Last Update 2010 Nov 14 06:48 (species record created: 2002 Oct 16 00:00)