|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Liosomadoras morrowi Fowler, 1940|
|Common Name||False Jaguar Catfish|
|Type Locality||Contamana, Río Ucayali basin, Peru.|
|Pronunciation||lie oh SEW ma DOOR uss - more row wee|
|Etymology||From the Greek leios, meaning smooth, soma, meaning body and Doras (a genus of doradid catfishes); in reference to the lack of bony plates on the body (when the genus was described as a doradid). Named in honor of Mr. William C. Morrow, who collected the type specimen in an expedition in Peru in July and August, 1937. As a result of that expedition, a total of 319 specimens belonging to 106 species were sent to Henry W. Fowler at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, who described 22 species and five genera as new, including Liosomadoras morrowi.|
|Size||150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Easily distinguished from other auchenipterids by its broad head and short body. Distinguished from the Jaguar cat, L. oncinus, by its duller coloration.|
|General Remarks||Click here to listen to the noises this species makes.|
|Distribution||South America: Ucayali River, Upper Amazonas basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Japurá, Amanã (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Purus, Tapauá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Jutai (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Nanay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.|
|pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Temperature||20.0-25.0°C or 68-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Readily eats most kinds of food. Prepared, frozen and live foods eaten with gusto. Will also eat small fishes, if given the chance.|
|Furniture||Provide plenty of driftwood and PVC pipes for hiding.|
|Compatibility||Suitable for a community tank with medium- to large-sized fishes. Cannot be kept with fishes small enough to fit the mouth as they are likely to be eaten. Congeners may fight, so it is important that enough space and hiding spaces should be provided if more than one is kept. Ideal tankmates include medium South American tetras and cichlids.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 91 (for 1939), pp 226, Figs. 11-14.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 18 14:16 (species record created: 2001 May 09 00:00)|