Overview

Distribution

South America: Paraguay River basin (Ref. 36811). Reported from the upper Paraña (Ref. 56308) and Uruguay River (Ref. 79585).
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Paraguay and lower Paraná river basins: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Analspines: 4 - 5; Analsoft rays: 42
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Size

Max. size

25.8 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 79585)); max. published weight: 219 g (Ref. 79585)
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Type Information

Type for Cynopotamus kincaidi
Catalog Number: USNM 1694
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): C. Page
Locality: Paraguay (?), Paraguay, South America
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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