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  • Pseudobunocephalus iheringii
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Scientific Name Pseudobunocephalus iheringii  (Boulenger, 1891)
Common Name Banjo Catfish
Type Locality Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Bunocephalus carvalhoi, Bunocephalus iheringii, Bunocephalus minutus, Dysichthys carvalhoi, Dysichthys minutus
Etymology The generic name is a combination of the Greek word pseudes, meaning false or deceptive, plus the aspredinid genus Bunocephalus. It alludes to the fact that members of this genus have previously been mistaken for juveniles of various species of Bunocephalus
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Probably belong in another genus as yet to be officially described.
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Distribution South America: Atlantic, Paraguay and Uruguay River basins. Reported from the upper and tributaries of Paraña in Argentina.
Atlantic, South West Atlantic (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paran√°, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond.1891 (pt 2) - pp235 - Pl. 26 (fig. 2)
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Last Update 2014 Feb 25 19:30 (species record created: 2003 Jan 11 00:00)