|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chaetostoma sp. (L447)|
|Common Names||L447, Villavicencio Ii|
|Pronunciation||KATE oh STOW mah|
|Etymology||Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth.|
|Identification||The genus Chaetostoma is not straightforward to identify, but as a general rule, the species has spines behind the gill-cover (interopercular odontodes), no plates on the abdomen, and aside from C. platyrhynchus also lack plates on the snout edge. Different from Ancistrus by not having fleshy tentacles on the snout.|
|Sexing||The males have however a larger and broader head, slimmer ventral sides and disproportionately large pelvic fins. Perhaps the over-sized pelvic fins play a large role in the fertilization of the eggs. By inverting these over the clutch of eggs, they prevent the sperm cells being carried away by fast water current.|
|General Remarks||Before assignation to an l-number in November 2010, this species was known as Chaetostoma sp. `Villavicencio II`.|
|Distribution||Rio Meta, Colombia
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Furniture||Well rounded stones stacked to replicate a river bottom and provide caves.|
|Breeding||Spawns in shallow, fast flowing water on the underneath of a flat object. Male, upside down, guards an adhesive clutch of eggs by, more or less, covering it with his body.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 24 11:39 (species record created: 2012 Apr 29 04:07)|