|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Rineloricaria stewarti (Eigenmann, 1909)|
|Common Name||Stewart's Whiptail Catfish|
|Type Locality||Chipoo Creek, Ireng R. system, Guyana.|
|Synonym(s)||Hemiloricaria stewarti, Loricaria stewarti|
|Pronunciation||rhine lor ee kar ee ah.|
|Etymology||Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather.|
|Size||100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Males grow short spines in the top of their heads and pectoral fins.|
|General Remarks||Lives in forest creeks where the water is clear and fast moving with medium sunny conditions, shallow depth (10-60 cm) and sandy-rocky substrate along with Corydoras guianensis, Moenkhausia oligolepis and Phenacogaster cf. megalostictus. Like R. cf. platyura, mature males develop some odontodes on each side of the head as well as some odontodes elongated towards the back of the interorbitals.|
|Distribution||South America: Coastal rivers of the Guianas.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne, Upper Marowijne, Grand Inini (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 8.0|
|Temperature||22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Adaptable omnivores, these fish will eat most foods from cucumber or zucchini slices to frozen bloodworm or dry flake foods.|
|Furniture||The fish should be provided with half-pipe type refuges which also often be used as spawning sites.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful and not territorial.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ann. Carnegie Mus. v. 6 (no. 1) 9|
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|Last Update||2019 Jun 23 05:48 (species record created: 2005 Feb 09 00:00)|