|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chaetostoma anomalum Regan, 1903|
|Type Locality||Merida; Río Albrieggas and Río Milla, Venezuela, elevation 1500-3500 meters.|
|Pronunciation||KATE oh STOW mah|
|Etymology||Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth.|
|Size||160mm or 6.3" 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||Males develop cheek bristles and stay smaller and narrower than the more robust females.|
|Distribution||Lake Maracaibo basin, upper Charma, Capazon and Escalante River basins, Venezuela.
Lake Maracaibo, Escalante (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Lake Maracaibo, Chama (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Lake Maracaibo, Capazon (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.|
|References||Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 11 (no. 66)|
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|Last Update||2017 Mar 12 12:29 (species record created: 2006 Jul 22 00:00)|