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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Lamontichthys maracaibero Taphorn & Lilyestrom, 1984|
|Type Locality||Río Motatán, District Miranda, Trujillo, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||lamb ont ICK thiss - mara kay bero|
|Etymology||Referring to the distribution, the Maracaibo basin.|
|Size||185mm or 7.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||In all species of Lamontichthys, there is one pectoral fin spine and seven pectoral fin rays on each fin, as opposed to the rest of Loricariinae species which have one pectoral fin spine and only six pectoral fin rays.|
|Sexing||Sexual dimorphism includes hypertrophied odontodes on the pectoral spines in mature males.|
|Distribution||South America: Lake Maracaibo basin, Venezuela.
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|Other Parameters||Requires well-oxygenated water.|
|Furniture||They mainly live in the mainstream of rivers, on rocky and sandy bottoms.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium. Lamontichthys are open brooders. Eggs are laid on an open surface such as rocks, plants or submerged wood and are generally exposed to the current. A few large-sized (1.4 to 1.8 mm in diameter) yellowish eggs are laid during each spawning.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Revista Unellez de Ciencia y Tecnologia v. 2 (no. 2), pp 94, fig. 1.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 13 03:27 (species record created: 2009 Dec 21 12:34)|