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Jump to next section Summary of Aphanotorulus
Pronounced ah FAN oh to RULE uss
Etymology Greek, aphanes = hidden + Latin, torulus, -i = muscle, little string.
Identification Some authors place this genus in Hypostomus despite the fact that, in Aphanotorulus, all species show clear sexual dimorphism and have a generally flatter appearance than other hypostomine genera. The posterior edge of the oral disc is jagged rather than smooth.
Sexing Males in breeding condition posses extremely elongate, bristle-like odontodes. These cover the entire back and sides behind the dorsal fin.
Size Smallest 139mm, largest 161mm, average 150mm, most commonly 139mm. All SL.
Species There are 4 "species" in the database
Keepers 2 species (50%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Aphanotorulus ammophilus (92.31%)
2. Aphanotorulus unicolor (7.69%)

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