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Scientific Name Chaetostoma sp. (L408)   
Common Names L408, Yellowfinned Rubbernose
Gulfinnet Gumminæse (Denmark)
Pronunciation KATE oh STOW mah
Etymology Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
Down Species Information
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.
Down Habitat Information
Distribution Rio Patia, Columbia.
Colombia Pacific Rivers, Patia (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Down Husbandry Information
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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Last Update 2022 Jan 22 08:53 (species record created: 2007 Dec 23 12:47)