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Scientific Name Lamontichthys llanero  Taphorn & Lilystrom, 1984
Common Names Cowboy Whiptail
Venezuela-dragesugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Near La Hoyada, Río Guanare Viejo, Rio Portuguesa, Venezuela.
Pronunciation lamb ont ICK thiss - yan ERR ohs
Etymology Named after the ''llaneros'' (inhabitants of the Venezuelan plains called the Llanos) through which run the rivers in which these fish run.
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Size 202mm or 8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification In all species of Lamontichthys, there is one pectoral fin spine and seven pectoral fin rays on each fin, as opposed to the rest of Loricariinae species which have one pectoral fin spine and only six pectoral fin rays.
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Distribution South America: Venezuela: Orinoco Basin
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.0 - 7.0
Temperature 24.5-26.5°C or 76.1-79.7°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Requires well oxygenated water with good current.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Revista Unellez de Ciencia y Tecnologia v. 2 (no. 2), pp 96, Fig. 2.
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Last Update 2019 Dec 23 08:20 (species record created: 2001 Jul 13 00:00)