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  • Chaetostoma jegui
  • Chaetostoma jegui
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Scientific Name Chaetostoma jegui  Rapp Py-Daniel, 1991
Common Name Jegu's Rubbernose Pleco
Type Locality Rio Uraricoera, Maracá Island, 3°21'N, 61°26'W, Federal Territory of Roraima, Brazil.
Pronunciation KATE oh STOW mah
Etymology Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 168mm or 6.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The genus Chaetostoma is not straightforward to identify, but as a general rule, the species has spines behind the gill-cover (interopercular odontodes), no plates on the abdomen, and aside from C. platyrhynchus also lack plates on the snout edge. Different from Ancistrus by not having fleshy tentacles on the snout.
Sexing The males have however a larger and broader head, slimmer ventral sides and disproportionately large pelvic fins. Perhaps the over-sized pelvic fins play a large role in the fertilization of the eggs. By inverting these over the clutch of eggs, they prevent the sperm cells being carried away by fast water current.
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Distribution Uraricoera and Tacutu River basins in Branco River drainage, Brazil
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco, Upper Branco, Uraricoera (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco, Upper Branco, Tacutu (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Furniture Well rounded stones stacked to replicate a river bottom and provide caves.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 2 (no. 3)
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Last Update 2013 Jul 23 12:03 (species record created: 2011 Jan 15 08:31)