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Scientific Name Sturisoma robustum  (Regan, 1904)
Common Name Whiptail Pleco
Type Locality Río Paraguay.
Synonym(s) Oxyloricaria robustum
Etymology German, sturio = sturgeon, + Greek, soma = body. This specific epithet literally means strong (robustum=strong, robust).
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Size 250mm or 9.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: La Plata River basin.
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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Transactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 17 (pt 3, no. 1), pp 300, Pl. 19 (fig. 1).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 06 07:42 (species record created: 2004 Nov 27 00:00)