|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Sturisomatichthys leightoni (Regan, 1912)|
|Common Name(s)||Dwarf Royal Twig Catfish|
|Type Locality||Honda, Colombia, elev. 300-400 ft.|
|Etymology||(German)Sturio=Sturgeon + (Greek)soma=body + (Greek) -ichthys=fish.|
|Size||180mm (7.1") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Upper Magdalena and Cauca River basins.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena, Cauca (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena, Upper Magdalena (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Temperature||20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show others within this range)|
|References||Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1912 (pt 3), pp669, Pl. 77 (fig. 2).|
|Registered Keepers||(1) ivokilli, (2) pramirez (k: 25), who also notes: "They're an incredible breeding group with eggs of tree females at the same time in the male nest every month.", (3) sterba (k: 8), (4) FrankW, (5) MatsP (k: 2), (6) mike h, (7) Ironhead, (8) retroculus, (9) Martin S (k: 2), who also notes: "Passed back to MatsP", (10) 2wheelsx2, who also notes: "Mistakenly identified as Sturisoma Panamense, so pasting old info here:
In a 20 gallon quarantine for now.
One didn't make it in the quarantine tank.
Lost one June 26, 2011
June 28, 2011. Lost another. Down to 2.", (11) reefdive, (12) Manon des sources.
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- Shane's World Reproduction Keeping and Breeding Sturisomatichthys leightoni
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 28 19:36 (species record created: 2001 Apr 29 00:00)|
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