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Scientific Name Farlowella yarigui  Ballen & Mojica, 2014
Common Name
Type Locality Departmento de Santander, El Carmen de Chucurí, Verde El Tapón, Río Topin, main channel of the river, 6°42'00"N, 73°32'31"W, elevation 422 meters.
Pronunciation far LOW ella
Etymology This genus is 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 The genus Farlowella is distinguished by its elongate and slender body with a pronounced rostrum (of variable length), having the dorsal fin located near the middle of the body and only slightly anterior to the anal fin (vs. having the dorsal fin conspicuously closer to the head than the tail, and significantly further anterior than the anal fin), and having a brownish color with two lateral dark stripes beginning at the tip of the rostrum, passing through the eyes and ending at the tail. A key to the genus can be found here.

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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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
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Suggested Tankmates Smaller 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 2019 Oct 27 03:57 (species record created: 2014 Feb 17 22:09)