|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Sturisomatichthys panamense (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889)|
|Common Names||Royal Twig Catfish
Panama-Bartwels (Germany), Panama-skægmalle (Denmark)
|Etymology||(German)Sturio=Sturgeon + (Greek)soma=body + (Greek) -ichthys=fish. The specific epithet is for the species country of origin, Panama.|
|Size||200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Another elegant species confused with S. festivum (and thus S. aureum). This species can be distinguished by the fins which, while spectacular, do not have the trailing extensions of S. festivum.|
|General Remarks||In the wild this species can be found in a water temperature of about 25°C, pH 7.4 and in strong current.|
|Distribution||Central and South America: Pacific slope rivers of Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador; Caribbean slope rivers of Colombia.
Panama Pacific Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Caribbean Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Pacific Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Ecuador Pacific Coast Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.5 - 7.2|
|Temperature||26.0-29.0°C or 78.8-84.2°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|References||Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 2) v. 2, pp34.|
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|Last Update||2019 May 22 14:06 (species record created: 2001 Apr 29 00:00)|