|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Aphanotorulus unicolor (Steindachner, 1908)|
|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.|
|Size||139mm or 5.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||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. Aphanotoroulus can be distinguished from Isorineloricaria by having caudal peduncles that do not become greatly lengthened with size and that are oval in cross section (vs. caudal peduncle proportions that get proportionately longer with size and that become round in cross-section), and by having small dark spots (less than half plate diameter) on a light tan background (vs. spots almost as large as lateral plates on a nearly white background.|
|Sexing||Males in breeding condition posses extremely elongate, bristle-like odontodes. These cover the entire back and sides behind the dorsal fin.|
|Distribution||South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
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|Temperature||25.0-28.0°C or 77-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|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)|