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Scientific Name Ituglanis metae  (Eigenmann, 1917)
Common Name
Type Locality Barrigona, Colombia.
Synonym(s) Pygidium metae, Trichomycterus metae
Etymology Greek, itys, ityos = circle + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish. 
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Rio Meta: Columbia
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 25.0-28.0°C or 77-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding In nature, it is not known whether this species feeds on flesh or blood of living animals or it lives on carrion. Opercle hooks enable it to cling to and to dig little tunnels into the flesh of larger fishes, likely the area under the gill cover.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proc. Am. Philos. Soc.v. 56 - pp694
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Last Update 2007 Dec 27 03:24 (species record created: 2005 Apr 02 00:00)