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Scientific Name Farlowella yarigui  Ballen & Mojica, 2014
Common Name
Type Locality Colombia, Departamento de Santander, El Carmen de Chucurí, Vereda El Topón, río Topón, main channel of the river, 6°42'00''N, 73°32'31''W, 422 masl.
Pronunciation far LOW ella
Etymology Named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University. The specific epithet is an arbitrary combination of letters in allusion to the Parque Nacional Natural Serranía de los Yariguíes, in recognition of its conservation efforts in this region of the Eastern Colombian Andes.
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Size 112mm or 4.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This particular species has a "medium length" rostrum and on the male, odontodes on are restricted to the front part of the rostrum.
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Distribution Known only from the type locality in the middle río Magdalena Basin, western flank of the Cordillera Oriental, Colombia.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Suggested Tankmates Small Tetras or Rasboras are suitably mannered - perhaps hatchetfish are best. Avoid fast or "nippy" fishes such as Danios or Barbs. Will do well with Corydoras catfish, but larger catfish or cichlids are to be avoided.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa 3765 (no. 2), pp 135, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2017 Mar 12 12:31 (species record created: 2014 Feb 17 22:09)