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Scientific Name Farlowella taphorni  Retzer & Page, 1997
Common Name Taphorn's Twig Catfish.
Type Locality Río Muyapas, 4.5 kilometers south of Nueva Bolivai on highway 1, Merida State, Venezuela.
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.
Identification A key to the genus Farlowella can be found HERE.
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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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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 Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 147, pp 51, Fig. 19.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 06:37 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 10:03)