Cetopsidium pemon Vari, Ferraris & de Pinna, 2005
photo by Sabaj PĂ©rez, M.H.

Family:  Cetopsidae (Whale catfishes), subfamily: Cetopsinae
Max. size:  4.26 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Rio Caroni and rio Caura basins, southern tributaries of the rio Orinoco in Venezuela, the rio Meta basin of the rio Orinoco system in Colombia, and the upper portions of the rio Branco in Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal soft rays: 21-26; Vertebrae: 37-41
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 October 2020 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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