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Scientific Name Platystomatichthys sturio  (Kner, 1858)
Common Names Sturgeon Catfish
Fox Catfish, Störspatelwels (Germany)
Type Locality Rio Branco, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Platystoma sturio
Etymology (Greek)Platys=Flat + (Greek)stoma=mouth + (Greek)ichthys=fish. This specific epithet literally means sturgeon(sturio=sturgeon), a reference to this fish's long, sleek body.
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Size 360mm or 14.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon basin.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.0 - 7.5
Temperature 21.0-25.0°C or 69.8-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH°18.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wienv. 26 (s. 373) - pp395 [25] - Pl. 3 (figs. 9-9a)
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Last Update 2013 Jul 19 14:06 (species record created: 2001 Apr 22 00:00)