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Down arrow Summary of Conta
Pronounced kon tah
Identification Conta can be distinguished from all other erethistids by the presence of a very long and narrow adhesive apparatus on its thorax about six times as it is long. It also has extremely narrow gill openings, a slender body, a serrated anterior margin on the dorsal fin spine, a papillate upper lip, and 9–10 anal fin rays. The eyes are small and located dorsolaterally.There is villiform (brush-like) teeth in both jaws. The pectoral fin spine is serrated anteriorly and posteriorly.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Size Smallest 49mm, largest 78mm, average 63mm, most commonly 78mm. All SL.
Species There are 2 "species" in the database
New spp. / time
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