|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pseudoplatystoma metaense Buitrago-Suárez & Burr, 2007|
|Type Locality||Metica River, about 1.5 kilometers east of Rajote, 3°56'N, 73°03'W, Meta River, dept. of Meta, Colombia.|
|Pronunciation||SUE doh plah tee stow mah|
|Etymology||(Greek)Pseudos=False +(Greek)platys=flat +(Greek)stoma=mouth. The specific epithet metaense refers to the type locality, Meta River, a tributary of the Orinoco River in Colombia and Venezuela.|
|Size||559mm or 22" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Orinoco River in Colombia and Venezuela.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||Carnivore feeding on a very mixed and varied diet including earthworms, whole prawns, mussels, fish fillets, floating sticks/pellets and catfish pellets.|
|Furniture||Large, spacious tank with open space for night time cruising. A large shady bogwood root or pipe that the catfish can retreat to during the day is also required. Ensure the heater is in the open and not in a place where the catfish may try and hide. When larger a hide is not necessary.|
|Compatibility||Ideally suited to life with other large fish. These catfish are predatory and will eat smaller fish if hungry. Claimed by some to behave aggressively/territorially towards other catfish.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Other large catfish such as Oxydoras, Pterodoras and Megalodoras. Other fish should always be over half of its body length.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Zootaxa No. 1512, pp25, Fig. 23|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 20 10:48 (species record created: 2008 Jul 31 11:51)|