Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pseudopimelodidae Right Arrow Batrochoglanis

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Scientific Name Batrochoglanis mathisoni  Fernández-Yépez, 1972
Common Name
Type Locality Río Yaracuy drainage, Venezuela.
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Size 160mm or 6.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Head depressed, large, wider than long, mouth wide, eyes small. Body short, robust, caudal peduncle compressed. Body black or dark brown with light band from dorsal fin onto pectoral fins and scattered irregular black spots, ventrum light. All fin margins whitish. Caudal fin cream with diffuse, black subterminal band. Maxillary barbels dark, mental barbels whitish. Juveniles have more obvious white spots.
General Remarks Thought to be extremely rare in the wild with only four specimens found during five years of sampling.
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Distribution Venezuela; Aroa, Yaracuy and Tocuyo drainages.
Venezuela Caribbean Waters, Aroa (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Venezuela Caribbean Waters, Yaracuy (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Venezuela Caribbean Waters, Tocuyo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.4 - 7.6
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Feeding In the wild their diet largely consists of macro invertebrates, crustaceans and small fish.
Furniture In the wild they are known from clearwater piedmont and lowland streams of moderate flow. They can be found hiding under rocks and logs.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Análisis ictiológico del complejo hidrográfico (04) "Río Yaracuy".
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Last Update 2009 Dec 14 03:52 (species record created: 2009 Dec 09 13:33)