Cat-eLog Right Arrow Loricariidae Right Arrow Loricariinae Right Arrow Sturisomatichthys

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Scientific Name Sturisomatichthys leightoni  (Regan, 1912)
Common Names Dwarf Royal Twig Catfish
Leightons Störwels (Germany)
Type Locality Honda, Colombia, elev. 300-400 ft.
Synonym(s) Oxyloricaria leightoni
Etymology (German)Sturio=Sturgeon + (Greek)soma=body + (Greek) -ichthys=fish. 
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Size 180mm or 7.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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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)

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Temperature 20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1912 (pt 3), pp669, Pl. 77 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2013 Jan 28 19:36 (species record created: 2001 Apr 29 00:00)