|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chaetostoma leucomelas Eigenmann, 1918|
|Common Name||Magdalena Tiger Chaetostoma|
|Type Locality||Río Patía, halfway between the Río Magui and Río Telembi, Colombia.|
|Pronunciation||KATE oh STOW mah - loo koe me lass|
|Etymology||Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth. This specific epithet refers to its white (leukos=white) and black (melas=black) colouring.|
|Size||143mm or 5.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The genus Chaetostoma is not straightforward to identify, but as a general rule, the species has spines behind the gill-cover (interopercular odontodes), no plates on the abdomen, and aside from C. platyrhynchus also lack plates on the snout edge. Different from Ancistrus by not having fleshy tentacles on the snout.|
|Sexing||The males have however a larger and broader head, slimmer ventral sides and disproportionately large pelvic fins. Perhaps the over-sized pelvic fins play a large role in the fertilization of the eggs. By inverting these over the clutch of eggs, they prevent the sperm cells being carried away by fast water current.|
|Distribution||Colombia: Rio Magdalena
Patia and upper Cauca River basins.
Colombia Pacific Rivers, Patia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena, Cauca (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Furniture||Well rounded stones stacked to replicate a river bottom and provide caves.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society v. 56 (no. 7), pp 681.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 29 07:33 (species record created: 2003 Dec 20 00:00)|