Long-tailed Sturisoma - Pterosturisoma microps (Eigenmann & Allen, 1942)
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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pterosturisoma microps (Eigenmann & Allen, 1942)|
|Common Name(s)||Long-tailed Sturisoma|
|Type Locality||Iquitos, Peru.|
|Etymology||Genus: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + German, sturio = sturgeon + Greek, stoma = mouth This specific epithet refers to its small(mikros=small) eyes(ops=eyes).|
|Size||160mm (6.3") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Males have a pentagon shaped pregenital scute, females it is more exaggerated into a star shape (i.e. has concave as opposed to straight perimeter).|
|Distribution||South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Temperature||24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show others within this range)|
|References||Fishes West. S. America - pp211 - Pl. 8 (figs. 3-4), Pl. 9 (fig. 1)|
|Registered Keepers||(1) storch31, (2) Sven_N (k: 3), (3) ElTofi (k: 2), who also notes: "Unfortunately, I lost one which jumped out of the tank, chased by a Pterophyllum", (4) Benjamin Goh, (5) oneoddfish, (6) ChristianS.
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|Last Update||2008 May 31 02:57 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)|
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