|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Acestridium colombiense Retzer, 2005|
|Common Name||Whiptail Catfish|
|Type Locality||Colombia: Guainia State: Orinoco Basin: Río Inirida, lagoon at 1 km up river from Puerto Inirida.|
|Size||50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Acestridium was diagnosed by Schaefer (1991) based on the following characters: ten principal caudal-fin rays; plates at anterior snout margin forming conspicuous spatulate projection; head and body very slender, depressed; dorsal surface of head and trunk with longitudinal ridges; dorsal fin placed posteriorly, well beyond pelvic fin and just anterior to anal-fin origin; adipose fin absent; dermal plates anterior to first dorsal-fin proximal radial expanded, bearing ventromedial keel contacting the dorsal margin of the neural arches of the vertebrae six through twelve; and ridge of bone on the ventral surface of the lateral ethmoid contacting the metapterygoid channel reflected mesially.|
|Distribution||Orinoco River basin, Colombia
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Zootaxa No. 972|
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|Last Update||2014 Sep 04 03:21 (species record created: 2011 Sep 24 11:09)|