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Scientific Name Auchenipterichthys punctatus  (Valenciennes, 1840)
Common Name Spotted Driftwood Cat
Type Locality Probably Brazil.
Synonym(s) Auchenipterichthys dantei, Auchenipterus punctatus
Pronunciation awk en NIP terr ICK thiss - punk tah tuss
Etymology Auchenipterichthys: From the Greek, auchenos, meaning neck, pteron, meaning fin and ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the long cranial shield, which gives the appearance that the dorsal fin originates at the neck region. Punctatus refers to the spots on this species.
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Size 151mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (Roraima), Lower Branco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers (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.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15, pp 219.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 17 11:26 (species record created: 2003 Jan 11 00:00)