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Scientific Name Sturisoma aff. festivum   
Common Name Royal Twig Catfish
Etymology German, sturio = sturgeon, + Greek, soma = body. 
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Identification Often, incorrectly, labelled S. aureum. In this species the striking finnage has long flowing extensions (especially on the male) and a very high body compared to congeners. It differs from S. festivum in that it never develops long filaments from the tips of the pectoral fins.
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Breeding Is bred in the aquarium, see S. aureum.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Last Update 2019 Jun 14 11:09 (species record created: 2002 Apr 06 00:00)