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Comprehensive Description

[[ Cynopotamus essequibensis ZBK ]]

Meristic and morphometric data pertaining to Cynopotamus essequibensis ZBK are from MZUSP 10659 (rio Copename, Surinam , 03°4’N , 56°57’W ) , 33433 (rio Cupixi, bridge on road to Serra do Navio, Amapá , Brazil ) , 10413 , and 10414 ( igarapé do Pau Roxo, tributary of rio Uraricoera, Roraima , Brazil ) .

  • Naércio A. Menezes (2007): A new species of Cynopotamus Valenciennes, 1849 (Characiformes, Characidae) with a key to the species of the genus. Zootaxa 1635, 55-61: 56-56, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F1A8B580-6FEF-40F0-BE7D-68CA04F3A07B
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Biology

Is a predator whose main food is not known. Appears to prefer an environment with fast current over rocky bottom which is typical of the rapids. Frequently found in the upstream areas of rivers (Ref. 12225).
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Distribution

South America: Coastal drainages of Amapá (Brazil), Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
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Coastal drainages of Amapá State (Brazil), Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana: Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana and Suriname.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Analspines: 4; Analsoft rays: 36 - 43
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Size

Max. size

16.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 35496))
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Diagnostic Description

Large eyes, orbital diameter equal to or slightly longer than snout length. Gibbosity very pronounced.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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