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Scientific Name Pogonopoma obscurum  Quevedo & Reis, 2002
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Canoas at road from Anita Garibaldi to Abdon Batista, about 27°39'S, 51°05'W, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Pronunciation pog ON oh poma - ob skoo rum
Etymology (Greek)Pogon=beard + (Greek)op=eye + (Greek)poma=lid, operculum. obscurum meaning dark, an allusion to the dark coloration.
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Size 236mm or 9.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification P. obscurum lacks cheek odontodes which are presnt on P. wertheimeri and lacks an adipose fin which is present in the latter species. It has a longer dorsal fin (8-11 rays versus 7) than other members of its genus.
Sexing Unknown. Males lack odontodes on the cheek.
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Distribution Upper Rio Uruguai, southern Brazil
La Plata, Uruguay, Upper Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.6 - 7.4
Temperature 23.0-24.0°C or 73.4-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Furniture In nature found only over stretches onf the main river and tributaries with relatively rapid water currents over bottoms formed by rocks and boulders.
Compatibility Unknown. Should be maintained with other fast water fishes.
Breeding Not reported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Quevedo and Reis (2002) Pogonopoma obscurum: A New Loricariid Catfish from Southern Brazil, with Comments on the Genus Pogonopoma. Copeia 2002 (2) pp. 402-410.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 27 11:13 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 05:48)