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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 78mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Colombia.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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 in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society v. 56, pp 694.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 23 13:35 (species record created: 2005 Apr 02 00:00)