|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chaetostoma sp. (L348)|
|Pronunciation||KATE oh STOW mah|
|Etymology||Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth.|
|Size||240mm or 9.4" 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.
Similar to the Colombian C. milesi, but grows much larger. The spots on the head are much smaller than in C. milesi.
|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||Rio Huallaga, from the vicinity of Tingo Maria.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Huallaga (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.8 - 7.6|
|Temperature||23.0-25.0°C or 73.4-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||High oxygen levels.|
|Furniture||Well rounded stones stacked to replicate a river bottom and provide caves.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||DATZ Decemeber, 2003|
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|Last Update||2007 Feb 11 00:16 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 11:49)|