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Scientific Name Farlowella nattereri  Steindachner, 1910
Common Name Twig Catfish
Type Locality Middle Amazon River, possibly Río Negro, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Farlowella acestrichthys, Farlowella azygia, Farlowella hargreavesi
Pronunciation far LOW ella
Etymology Named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University. 
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Size 265mm or 10.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Upper Amazon and Essequibo River basins
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Purus, Caeté (Acre) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Nhamundá (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Suggested Tankmates Smaller Tetras or Rasboras are suitably mannered - perhaps hatchetfish are best. Avoid fast or "nippy" fishes such as Danios or Barbs. Will do well with Corydoras catfish, but larger catfish or cichlids are to be avoided.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien v. 24 (nos. 3-4) (for 1910-1911), pp 403, Figured.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 24 11:43 (species record created: 2011 Jul 14 14:22)