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  • Aphanotorulus cf. unicolor
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Scientific Name Aphanotorulus cf. unicolor   
Common Name L109
Pronunciation ah FAN oh to RULE uss
Etymology Greek, aphanes = hidden + Latin, torulus, -i = muscle, little string. 
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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.
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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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References DATZ 9/1992 p552.
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Last Update 2007 Feb 23 21:21 (species record created: 2005 Sep 17 00:00)