|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Spatuloricaria puganensis (Pearson, 1937)|
|Common Name||Longtail Pleco|
|Type Locality||Pusoc, Rio Marañon, Peru|
|Pronunciation||spat you lorry CAR ee ah.|
|Etymology||Latin, spatula, spathe = spatula, spatule + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; in reference to the flat bodyshape.|
|Size||220mm or 8.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Adult males are more heavily built with odontodal growth from the cheeks and on the pectoral fin spines which are typically thicker and a little shorter than those found on females. When viewed from above, the male has an isosceles triangle-shaped head, which contrasts with the more equilateral triangle shape seen in females.|
|Distribution||Marañon River basin, Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Ecuador Pacific Coast Rivers, Mira, Chota (Chotano) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|References||Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) v. 23 (no. 7), pp96.|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 28 19:28 (species record created: 2009 Feb 24 01:48)|