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  • Lithoxus lithoides
  • Lithoxus lithoides
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Scientific Name Lithoxus lithoides  Eigenmann, 1912
Common Name
Type Locality Amatuk, Guyana.
Pronunciation lith OX uss
Etymology Greek, lithos = stone + Greek, oxys = sharp
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Size 86mm or 3.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Lithoxus is a genus of small, rheophilic loricariids that are externally characterized by a strongly dorsoventrally depressed body, a large round oral disk, and small tooth cups with few teeth.
General Remarks Inhabits stony rivulets; clings to rocks in the rapids.
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Distribution South America: Essequibo and upper Correntyne River basins.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Corintijns, Upper Corentijns (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 18.0-22.0°C or 64.4-71.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Insectivore.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Mem. Carnegie Mus.v. 5 (no. 1) - pp242 - Pl. 29 (figs. 1-4)
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Last Update 2006 Aug 21 01:52 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 09:15)