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Cetopsis montana  Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
 

Image contributors to this species:

Mark Sabaj Pérez (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

 

Relevant Information:

The combination of the absence of a spinelet associated with the dorsal fin, the absence of spines on the dorsal and pectoral fins, and the possession of a single row of teeth on the vomer distinguishes Cetopsis from the other genera in the Cetopsinae. Colour: Dark pigmentation on sides of body limited to eye-size spots.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Cetopsidaeycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Amazon River basin of northeastern Peru and southeastern Ecuador. Type locality: Peru. Amazonas: 100 m upriver from Caterpiza (approximately 3º55'S, 77º42'W).

Size:

12.0cm. (4¾ins)

Temp:

22-28°c (71-83°f )

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

Vari, R.P., C.J. Ferraris, Jr. and M.C.C. de Pinna 2005 The neotropical whale catfishes (Siluriformes: Cetopsidae: Cetopsinae), a revisionary study. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 3(2):127-238.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.

 

 

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