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Scientific Name Farlowella knerii  (Steindachner, 1882)
Common Names Twig Catfish
Kners Schnabelwels (Germany)
Type Locality Canelos, eastern Ecuador.
Pronunciation far LOW ella
Etymology Named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University. 
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Size 162mm or 6.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification A key to the genus Farlowella can be found HERE.
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Distribution South America: Upper Amazon River drainage, Napo and Pastaza River basins.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Napo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Pastaza (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
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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 Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse v. 19 (no. 19), pp 177.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 17 05:40 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 09:50)