|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Stauroglanis gouldingi de Pinna, 1989|
|Common Name||Ghost Candiru|
|Type Locality||Cachoeira do Aracu, River Daraá (River Negro drainage system), Amazonas State, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||gool ding eye|
|Size||27mm or 1.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Daraá River, Negro River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Middle Negro, Daraá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||The species is rheophilic. Dwells on patches of loose sand where water flow forms ephemeral sand ripples. Diurnal and mostly visually oriented, forages on aquatic immature benthic insects (dipterans and coleopterans). Moves along the ripple grooves while scanning the bottom back and forth, alternating between adjacent grooves. Feeding activity peaks at late morning and afternoon. When disturbed buries in the sand, and at night remains buried.|
|Breeding||Seasonal reproduction indicated by mature females caught in the wet months.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||American Museum Novitates No. 2950, pp 7, Figs. 1-3.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 30 11:56 (species record created: 2004 Mar 07 00:00)|