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Scientific Name Acestridium martini  Retzer, Nico & Provenzano, 1999
Common Names Dashed Whiptail Catfish
Whiptail Catfish, Stiplet Grenmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Caño Pozo Azul, tributary of Río Orinoco, near Balneario Pozo Azul, 5°45'49"N, 67°29'21"W, Orinoco Basin, Amazonas State, Venezuela, elevation 75 meters.
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Size 67mm or 2.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Acestridium was diagnosed by Schaefer (1991) based on the following characters: ten principal caudal-fin rays; plates at anterior snout margin forming conspicuous spatulate projection; head and body very slender, depressed; dorsal surface of head and trunk with longitudinal ridges; dorsal fin placed posteriorly, well beyond pelvic fin and just anterior to anal-fin origin; adipose fin absent; dermal plates anterior to first dorsal-fin proximal radial expanded, bearing ventromedial keel contacting the dorsal margin of the neural arches of the vertebrae six through twelve; and ridge of bone on the ventral surface of the lateral ethmoid contacting the metapterygoid channel reflected mesially.
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Distribution South America: Upper Orinoco and Negro River basins.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 10 (no. 4), pp 318, Figs. 3d-f.
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Last Update 2023 Aug 10 04:16 (species record created: 2011 Sep 24 11:10)