|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chaetostoma milesi Fowler, 1941|
|Common Name(s)||Miles' Rubbernose Pleco|
|Type Locality||Honda, Colombia|
|Pronunciation||KATE oh STOW mah|
|Etymology||Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth|
|Size||170mm (6.7") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The genus Chaetostoma is not straight-forward to identify, but as a general rule, the species has spines behind the gill-cover (interopercular odontodes), no plates on the abdomen, and aside from C. platyrhynchus also lack plates on the snout edge. Different from Ancistrus by not having fleshy tentacles on the snout.
This species name is sometimes used incorrectly when describing L445.
|Sexing||The males have however a larger and broader head, slimmer ventral sides and disproportionately large pelvic fins. Perhaps the over-sized pelvic fins play a large role in the fertilization of the eggs. By inverting these over the clutch of eggs, they prevent the sperm cells being carried away by fast water current.|
|Distribution||Mountain streams of Colombia.
Magdalena and Apuré River basins: Colombia and Venezuela
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Furniture||Well rounded stones stacked to replicate a river bottom and provide caves.|
|Breeding||Spawns in shallow, fast flowing water on the underneath of a flat object. Male, upside down, guards an adhesive clutch of eggs by, more or less, covering it with his body.|
|References||Notulae Naturae (Philadelphia) No. 73.|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 22 15:51 (species record created: 2011 May 03 13:04)|