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Scientific Name Sturisomatichthys reinae  Londoño-Burbano & Reis, 2019
Common Name Royal Twig Catfish
Type Locality Boca de Pepé, one of the various tributaries and river close to village, Baudó River basin, Chocó department, Colombia, 5°03'04"N, 77°3'00"W [corrected].
Etymology (German)Sturio=Sturgeon + (Greek)soma=body + (Greek) -ichthys=fish. 
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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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Colombia Pacific Rivers, Baudó (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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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Reference Copeia v. 107 (no. 4), pp 795, Fig. 16.
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Last Update 2021 Feb 17 02:05 (species record created: 2002 Apr 06 00:00)