|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Rhinodoras boehlkei Glodek, Whitmire & Orcés V., 1976|
|Common Name||Fog Talking Catfish|
|Type Locality||Río Bobonaza between Montalvo and Chicherato, Ecuador.|
|Pronunciation||rye no door ass|
|Etymology||Rhinodoras: From the Greek rhinos, meaning nose, and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the unusual snout morphology. Named for the American Ichthyologist James Böhlke (1930-1982).|
|Size||133mm or 5.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||Eastern Ecuador and Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||5.8 - 7.0|
|Temperature||24.0-26.0°C or 75.2-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||A typical doradid in that it will eat pretty much any food offered.|
|Furniture||A PVC pipe around about a third longer and wider the fish is ideal. Several fish will happily share a slightly larger pipe. Bogwood or stones can also be used. Care must be taken that the fish does not decide to hide too close to an unguarded heater.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Fieldiana Zoology v. 70 (no. 1), pp 3, Figs. 1-2, 3A.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 14 06:02 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)|