|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Aphanotorulus ammophilus Armbruster & Page, 1996|
|Common Names||L094, Venezuela-Aphanotorulus (Germany)
|Type Locality||Río San Carlos, River Portuguesa drainage at Caño Hondo, 9°31'51''N, 68°39'39''W, Cojedes State, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||ah FAN oh to RULE uss - ah moe fee luss|
|Etymology||Greek, aphanes = hidden + Latin, torulus, -i = muscle, little string. Ammo from the Latin for sand and philus Latin for loving.|
|Size||161mm or 6.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Some authors place this genus in Hypostomus despite the fact that, in Aphanotorulus, all species show clear sexual dimorphism and have a generally flatter appearance than other hypostomine genera. The posterior edge of the oral disc is jagged rather than smooth.
L094=L123, DATZ erroneously initially published a Hypostomus (then Cochliodon) as L094. All Aphanotorulus show clear sexual dimorphism and have a generally flatter appearance than other similar genera.
|Sexing||Males in breeding condition posses extremely elongate, bristle-like odontodes. These cover the entire back and sides behind the dorsal fin.|
|Distribution||South America: Portuguesa River basin.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure, Portoguesa (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Other Parameters||This species is most commonly found over sand substrates in the wild.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Copeia 1996 (no. 2) - pp385 - Figs. 2, 3c, 4. L123 DATZ 5/1993 pp280-281.|
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|Last Update||2011 Sep 22 13:06 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)|