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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chaetostoma aburrense (Posada, 1909)|
|Type Locality||Medellín, Colombia.|
|Synonym(s)||Chaetostoma aburrensis, Hypostomus aburrensis|
|Pronunciation||KATE oh STOW mah|
|Etymology||Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth.|
|Size||100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The genus Chaetostoma is not straightforward to identify, but as a general rule, the species has spines behind the gill-cover (interopercular odontodes), no plates on the abdomen, and aside from C. platyrhynchus also lack plates on the snout edge. Different from Ancistrus by not having fleshy tentacles on the snout.|
|Sexing||The males have however a larger and broader head, slimmer ventral sides and disproportionately large pelvic fins. Perhaps the over-sized pelvic fins play a large role in the fertilization of the eggs. By inverting these over the clutch of eggs, they prevent the sperm cells being carried away by fast water current.|
|Distribution||Cauca River basin, Colombia
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena, Cauca (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Furniture||Well rounded stones stacked to replicate a river bottom and provide caves.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Los peces del norte de Colombia, pp 297.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 07 10:41 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 06:39)|