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Scientific Name Aphanotorulus unicolor  (Steindachner, 1908)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Purus, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Aphanotorulus frankei, Hypostomus chapare, Hypostomus madeirae, Hypostomus micropunctatus, Hypostomus popoi, Hypostomus unicolor, Plecostomus chapare, Plecostomus madeirae, Plecostomus micropunctatus, Plecostomus popoi, Plecostomus unicolor
Pronunciation ah FAN oh to RULE uss - you nee kol or
Etymology Greek, aphanes = hidden + Latin, torulus, -i = muscle, little string. 
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Size 139mm or 5.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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.
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Distribution South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 25.0-28.0°C or 77-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien v. 45 (no. 11) 164
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Last Update 2007 Apr 11 09:26 (species record created: 2003 Nov 15 00:00)