|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.|
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|Distribution||South America: Ucayali River, Upper Amazonas basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|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.|
|References||Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila.v. 91 (for 1939) - pp226 - Figs. 11-14
Neotropical Ichthyology, 10(1): 1-11, 2012
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|Last Update||2012 Mar 30 06:28 (species record created: 2001 May 09 00:00)|