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Scientific Name Paralithoxus bovallii  (Regan, 1906)
Common Name
Type Locality Kaat River, tributary of Treng River[= Ireng], upper Potaro, Guyana.
Synonym(s) Ancistrus bovallii
Pronunciation bath ee klar ee ass.
Etymology From the Greek bathys meaning deep and clarias also from the Greek chlaros, meaning lively; in reference to the ability of clarias to live for long periods out of water. 
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Size 59mm or 2.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification .
Sexing The genital papilla, which is to the right of the anus as you look at the fish with its head to the left, is elongated and pointed in males while it is round and relatively larger (and larger than the anus) in females. In ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
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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 2019 Aug 24 04:20 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 12:53)