|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Lepthoplosternum pectorale (Boulenger, 1895)|
|Common Names||Armoured Catfish
|Type Locality||Monte Sociedad, Chaco Dept., Paraguay.|
|Synonym(s)||Callichthys pectoralis, Hoplosternum pectorale|
|Pronunciation||lep THOP low STERN um|
|Etymology||Lepthoplosternum: From the Greek leptos, meaning small and hoplosternum; in reference to the small size. Hoplosternum: From the Greek hoplon, meaning shield and sternum, meaning breast; in reference to the prominent coracoid bones on the breast.|
- Shane's World Reproduction Spawning The Dwarf Hoplo, Lepthoplosternum sp.
|Size||60mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||This species is sometimes confused with Callichthys callichthys. The visible coracoit bones by the pectoral fins is an indication that it is some form of Hoplosternum or Lepthoplosternum species. In Callichthys, this area is covered by skin and not visible (although the same bone is there in the fish. Callichthys also has a flatter overall body.|
|Distribution||South America: Paraguay River basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||5.8 - 7.8|
|Temperature||20.0-22.0°C or 68-71.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|References||Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1895 (pt 3) 525|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 19 18:03 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)|