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Scientific Name Lithogenes wahari  Schaefer & Provenzano, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Caño Päwä, about 30 minutes walk from its mouth with Río Cuao, Amazonas, Venezuela.
Etymology The specific name wahari is taken from the Piaroa name Rúa-Wahari, the god of the creation according to the Piaroa peoples.
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Size 78mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Known only from the middle section of the Río Cuao, a clear-water tributary of the Río Sipapo of the Orinoco River basin of south-western Venezuela.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Sipapo, Cuao (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding Wild caught fish had no indication of animal matter in its gut content, so presumably a mainly vegetarian diet.
Furniture In nature, the habitat is rocky, fast-flowing streams, so an aquarium should be set up with high current and large smooth stones.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference American Museum Novitates No. 3637, pp 11, Figs. 6-8A-D et seq.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:04 (species record created: 2009 Jan 25 05:15)