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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chaetostoma alternifasciatum Fowler, 1945|
|Type Locality||Morelia, Río Caquetá drainage, Colombia.|
|Pronunciation||KATE oh STOW mah|
|Etymology||Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth.|
|Size||153mm or 6" 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.
Referred to in some hobby literature by the nomen nudem Sturisomatichthys foerschi, it is not clear what genus this species actually belongs to. It is also known as LG6.
|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||This entry is now "not in use", moved to Hemiloricaria parva|
|Distribution||Caqueta River basin in the upper Japurá River drainage, Colombia.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Japurá, Caquetá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.|
|Furniture||Well rounded stones stacked to replicate a river bottom and provide caves.|
|Breeding||Relatively commonly bred, this species lays green eggs on vertical surfaces including aquarium glass.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 97|
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|Last Update||2012 Jan 04 08:32 (species record created: 2005 Oct 13 00:00)|