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Scientific Name Pseudohemiodon platycephalus  (Kner, 1853)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Cuiabá, Brazil
Synonym(s) Hemiodon platycephalus
Pronunciation seu doh hem ee oh don
Etymology Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, hemi = half + Greek, odous = teeth This specific epithet refers to its broad (platys=broad) head (kephale=head).
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Size 180mm or 7.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Paraguay River basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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References Denkschr. Akad. Wiss. Wienv. 6 - pp89 [25] - Pl. 1 (fig. 6), Pl. 6 (fig. 2a-b)
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Last Update 2008 May 29 02:03 (species record created: 2004 Jan 26 00:00)