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Scientific Name Genidens barbus  (Lacepède, 1803)
Common Name Mochuelo (Argentinian)
Type Locality Tropical America.
Synonym(s) Bagrus barbatus, Netuma barba, Pimelodus barbus, Pimelodus commersonii, Pimelodus versicolor, Silurus 16-radiatus, Silurus marinus, Tachisurus upsolonophorus
Etymology Genidens: From the Greek geny, meaning face or jaw and the Latin dens, meaning teeth. 
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Size 500mm or 19.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Body dark blue dorsally, silvery white ventrally. Dorsal fin, adipose fin, soft ray of pectoral fin and maxillary barbel dark blue. Posterior margins of caudal and anal fins slightly blackish.
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Distribution Southwest Atlantic: Atlantic coast from La Plata basin to eastern Brazil.
Atlantic, South West Atlantic (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 in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 5, pp 94, 102.
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Last Update 2021 Feb 15 05:16 (species record created: 2002 Nov 19 00:00)