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Scientific Name Lithoxus bovallii  (Regan, 1906)
Common Name
Type Locality Kaat River, tributary of Treng River[= Ireng], upper Potaro, Guyana.
Synonym(s) Ancistrus bovallii
Pronunciation lith OX uss
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Size 59mm or 2.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Lithoxus is a genus of small, rheophilic loricariids that are externally characterized by a strongly dorsoventrally depressed body, a large round oral disk, and small tooth cups with few teeth.
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Distribution South America: Ireng River basin in upper Negro River drainage, Guyana.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco, Upper Branco, Ireng (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Furniture In the wild inhabits stony rivulets.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 17 (no. 97), pp96.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 24 15:16 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 12:53)