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Scientific Name Farlowella oxyrryncha  (Kner, 1853)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Mamoré, Cachoeira da Bananeira, Rondonia State, Brazil
Synonym(s) Acestra gladius, Acestra oxyrryncha, Farlowella gladius
Pronunciation far LOW ella
Etymology Named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University. 
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Size 230mm or 9.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Amazon and Orinoco River basins; coastal rivers of northeastern Brazil: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Southern Atlantic Draining Rivers, North East Brazil Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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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 Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 6, pp 95 [31], Pl. 1 (fig. 7), Pl. 8 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:40 (species record created: 2010 Aug 01 21:46)