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  • Chaetostoma taczanowskii
  • Chaetostoma taczanowskii
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Scientific Name Chaetostoma taczanowskii  Steindachner, 1882
Common Name
Type Locality Río Tortora and Río Huambo, Upper Amazon, Peru.
Pronunciation KATE oh STOW mah
Etymology Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth. The specific epithet is named for Polish zoologist Wladyslaw Taczanowski, a prominent 19th century zoologist who wrote several significant studies including Birds of Poland (1882) and Ornithology of Peru (1884-86).
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Size 155mm or 6.1" 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.
General Remarks Fishbase reports 170 mm TL.
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Distribution South America: Huallaga and Urubamba River basins.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Huallaga (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, Urubamba (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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien v. 19 (no. 19) 177
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Last Update 2006 Nov 11 06:09 (species record created: 2005 Oct 07 00:00)