|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Acestridium martini Retzer, Nico & Provenzano, 1999|
|Common Name||Whiptail Catfish|
|Type Locality||Caño Pozo Azul, tributary of Río Orinoco, near Balneario Pozo Azul, 5°45'49''N, 67°29'21''W, Amazonas State, Venezuela, elev. 75 m.|
|Size||67mm or 2.6" 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||Upper Orinoco and Negro River basins, Venezuela
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 10 (no. 4)|
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|Last Update||2013 Apr 19 20:12 (species record created: 2011 Sep 24 11:10)|