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Scientific Name Farlowella platorynchus  Retzer & Page, 1997
Common Name
Type Locality Yarinachocha, Río Ucayali drainage, 8°23'S, 74°32'W, Ucayli Dept., Peru
Pronunciation far LOW ella
Etymology Named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University. This specific epithet refers to its broad (platys=broad) snout (rhynchos=snout).
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Size 194mm or 7.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper and lower Amazon River basin
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Suggested Tankmates Tetras or Rasboras are best. Avoid fast or ''nippy'' fishes such as Danios or Barbs. Will do well with Corydoras catfish, but larger catfish or cichlids are to be avoided.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Reference Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila. v. 147 71 Fig. 44
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Last Update 2008 Apr 14 11:32 (species record created: 2004 Jan 28 00:00)