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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Spatuloricaria phelpsi Schultz, 1944|
|Type Locality||Río Socuy, 3 kilometers above its mouth, Maracaibo basin, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||spat you lorry CAR ee ah.|
|Etymology||Latin, spatula, spathe = spatula, spatule + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; in reference to the flat bodyshape.|
|Size||338mm or 13.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Adult males are more heavily built with odontodal growth from the cheeks and on the pectoral fin spines which are typically thicker and a little shorter than those found on females. When viewed from above, the male has an isosceles triangle-shaped head, which contrasts with the more equilateral triangle shape seen in females.|
|Distribution||Lake Maracaibo basin, Venezuela.
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 94 (no. 3172), pp335, Pl. 14.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 26 05:48 (species record created: 2011 Sep 22 10:48)|