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Scientific Name Farlowella gracilis  Regan, 1904
Common Names Longnose Twig Catfish
Kleiner Nadelwels (Germany)
Type Locality Río Caquetá, Cauca Valley, southern Colombia.
Pronunciation far LOW ella
Etymology This genus is named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University. 
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Size 178mm or 7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The genus Farlowella is distinguished by its elongate and slender body with a pronounced rostrum (of variable length), having the dorsal fin located near the middle of the body and only slightly anterior to the anal fin (vs. having the dorsal fin conspicuously closer to the head than the tail, and significantly further anterior than the anal fin), and having a brownish color with two lateral dark stripes beginning at the tip of the rostrum, passing through the eyes and ending at the tail. A key to the genus can be found here.
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Distribution South America: Caqueta River basin, upper Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Japurá, Caquetá (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
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Suggested Tankmates Smaller Tetras or Rasboras are suitably mannered - perhaps hatchetfish are best. Avoid fast or "nippy" fishes such as Danios or Barbs. Will do well with Corydoras catfish, but larger catfish or cichlids are to be avoided.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Transactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 17 (pt 3, no. 1), pp 303, Pl. 20 (fig. 3).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:14 (species record created: 2009 Aug 18 13:11)