|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Aphanotorulus cf. unicolor|
|Pronunciation||ah FAN oh to RULE uss|
|Etymology||Greek, aphanes = hidden + Latin, torulus, -i = muscle, little string.|
|Size||150mm or 5.9" 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.
All Aphanotorulus show clear sexual dimorphism and have a generally flatter appearance.
|Sexing||Males in breeding condition posses extremely elongate, bristle-like odontodes. These cover the entire back and sides behind the dorsal fin.|
|Distribution||Ecuador, upper Rio Napo
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Napo, Upper Napo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||DATZ 9/1992 p552.|
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|Last Update||2007 Feb 23 21:21 (species record created: 2005 Sep 17 00:00)|