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Scientific Name Farlowella taphorni  Retzer & Page, 1997
Common Name Taphorn's Twig Catfish.
Type Locality Venezuela, Merida State, Río Muyapas (Río Torondoy-Lago Maracaibo drainage), 4.5 km S of Nueva Bolivai on highway 1.
Pronunciation far LOW ella
Etymology Named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University. 
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Size 135mm or 5.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Torondoy River basin, Maracaibo Lake drainage, Venezuela
Lake Maracaibo, Torondoy (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Suggested Tankmates Small 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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References Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 147, pp 51, Fig. 19.
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Last Update 2014 Aug 18 03:47 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 10:03)