|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)
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|Furniture||Well rounded stones stacked to replicate a river bottom and provide caves.|
|Breeding||Spawns in shallow, fast flowing water on the underneath of a flat object. Male, upside down, guards an adhesive clutch of eggs by, more or less, covering it with his body.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 2 (no. 3), pp 240, Fig. 2.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 21 09:24 (species record created: 2011 Jan 15 08:31)|