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Scientific Name Aphanotorulus ammophilus  Armbruster & Page, 1996
Common Names L094, Venezuela-Aphanotorulus (Germany)
L123
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.
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Size 161mm or 6.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification 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. Aphanotoroulus can be distinguished from Isorineloricaria by having caudal peduncles that do not become greatly lengthened with size and that are oval in cross section (vs. caudal peduncle proportions that get proportionately longer with size and that become round in cross-section), and by having small dark spots (less than half plate diameter) on a light tan background (vs. spots almost as large as lateral plates on a nearly white background.

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.
General Remarks L123 was introduced in DATZ 5/1993 pp280-281.
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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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Other Parameters This species is most commonly found over sand substrates in the wild.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Copeia 1996 (no. 2), pp 385, Figs. 2, 3c, 4.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 18 01:02 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)