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Cetopsorhamdia iheringi Schubart & Gomes, 1959

Image contributors to this species:

Benitez, Terán, Alonso, Aguilera, Mirande. 2017. (4)

ScotCat Sources:

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Relevant Information:

Cetopsorhamdia currently includes nine valid species that are mainly distributed at north and northeastern South-America. To date, (2017) Cetopsorhamdia iheringi is the species with the southernmost records and the only one present in the Rio de La Plata basin. Type species is Cetopsorhamdia nasus Eigenmann & Fisher, 1916. The genus Cetopsorhamdia is documented as having the frontal fontanel small and far removed from the long parietal fontanal. The first dorsal and pectoral rays are not spinous. Bottom lobe of the caudal fin is longer and the adipose fin is three times as long as high, and its base is longer than that of the anal fin.

Common Name:







South America: Rio de La Plata basin, Argentina. Upper reaches of the Paraná and São Francisco River basins in Brazil. Type locality: Ribeirão Areia Branca, próximo à estrada carroçável para Piraçununga, bacia do Rio Mogi Guaçu, Município de Descalvado [Brazil].


11.0cm (4¼ins)


24-28°C (75-83°F)




Mauricio Fabián Benitez, Guillermo Enrique Terán, Felipe Alonso, Gastón Aguilera, Juan Marcos Mirande. Cetopsorhamdia iheringi (Siluriformes, Heptapteridae): a new record for the freshwater ichthyofauna of Argentina.
Bockmann, F.A. and G.M. Guazzelli, 2003. Heptapteridae (Heptapterids). p. 406-431. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2017.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 10/2017 )



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