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Scientific Name Chaetostoma dorsale  Eigenmann, 1922
Common Names L187
L443
Type Locality Río Albirregas and Río Millo, near Merida, northwestern Venezuela.
Pronunciation KATE oh STOW mah
Etymology Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 88mm or 3.5" 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.
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Distribution South America: Upper Meta and upper Apuré River basins.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta, Upper Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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.
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Reference Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 9 (no. 1), pp 226.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 27 15:41 (species record created: 2011 Aug 20 14:16)