Overview

Distribution

South America: San Juan River, Motatán drainage, Lake Maracaibo basin in Venezuela.
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Lake Maracaibo basin: Colombia and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

7.1 cm (male/unsexed; (Ref. 39970))
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Type Information

Holotype for Pygidium emanueli motatanensis
Catalog Number: USNM 121232
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Radiograph
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venez: Rio San Juan At Bridge South of Mene Grande, Trib of Rio Motatan, Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela, South America
  • Holotype: Schultz, L. P. 1944. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 94 (3172): 260, 6a.
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Paratype for Pygidium emanueli motatanensis
Catalog Number: USNM 121233
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venez: Rio San Juan At Bridge South of Mene Grande, Trib of Rio Motatan, Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Schultz, L. P. 1944. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 94 (3172): 260, 6a.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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