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Scientific NameCordylancistrus platyrhynchus  (Fowler, 1943)
Common Name
Type LocalityFlorencia, Río Orteguasa basin, Colombia.
Synonym(s)Chaetostoma platyrhyncha, Chaetostoma platyrhynchus, Cordylancistrus platyrhyncha, Hemiancistrus platyrhynchus, Peckoltia platyrhyncha, Peckoltia platyrhynchus
Etymology(Greek)Kordyle = Club, swelling + (Greek) agkistron = hook, referring to its wide head. 
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Size 95mm or 3.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationHolotype: Color in alcohol dull olive-brown, under surface paler or light grayish. Dorsal with membranes grayish. Caudal brownish and with 4 dark parallel gray-brown transverse bands, though all inclined and parallel with hind caudal edge. Paired fins brown, with indistinct and obscure brown spots on rays. Iris gray. Paratypes: Most uniform brown. Some vary with obscure markings, an occasional specimen with 3 obscure transverse darker bands on the caudal or a submarginal diffuse dark grayish band, and in addition sometimes a faint gray blotch below middle of each ray.
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DistributionUpper Caquetá River basin in upper Japurá River drainage, Colombia.
Specimens of this species have been captured in localities near Mocoa, Department of Putumayo, draining in the Caquetá River, Atlantic slope, Eastern Andes Mountain Range. The north and south limits of the geographical boundary are unidentified.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Japurá, Caquetá, Upper Caquetá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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ReferencesProceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 95, pp 252, Figs. 36-39.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Jan 06 11:50 (species record created: 2010 Sep 23 12:55)