|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|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.|
|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.|
|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)
Log in to view species occurence data on a map.
|Furniture||Well rounded stones stacked to replicate a river bottom and provide caves.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 2 (no. 3)|
|Registered Keepers||Keeping this species? Why not .
There is no registered keeper.
|Wishlists||Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is but a single wish to keep this species, see who wants what.
|Spotters||Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There is but a single record of this fish being seen, view it.
|More on Chaetostoma jegui|
|Look up Chaetostoma jegui on AquaticRepublic.com|
|BBCode||(use in forum posts)|
|Look up Chaetostoma jegui on Fishbase|
|Get or print a QR code for this species profile, or try our LFS label creator.|
|Last Update||2013 Jul 23 12:03 (species record created: 2011 Jan 15 08:31)|