|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chaetostoma niveum Fowler, 1944|
|Type Locality||Clear waters of Río Jurubidá, Nuquí, Colombia.|
|Pronunciation||KATE oh STOW mah|
|Etymology||Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth.|
|Size||91mm or 3.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The genus Chaetostoma is not straightforward to identify, but as a general rule, the species has spines behind the gill-cover (interopercular odontodes), no plates on the abdomen, and aside from C. platyrhynchus also lack plates on the snout edge. Different from Ancistrus by not having fleshy tentacles on the snout.|
|Sexing||The males have however a larger and broader head, slimmer ventral sides and disproportionately large pelvic fins. Perhaps the over-sized pelvic fins play a large role in the fertilization of the eggs. By inverting these over the clutch of eggs, they prevent the sperm cells being carried away by fast water current.|
|Distribution||South America: Jurubida River basin in Colombia.
Colombia Pacific Rivers, Jurubidá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.|
|Furniture||Well rounded stones stacked to replicate a river bottom and provide caves.|
|Breeding||Spawns in shallow, fast flowing water on the underneath of a flat object. Male, upside down, guards an adhesive clutch of eggs by, more or less, covering it with his body.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 96, pp 238, Figs. 14-16.|
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|Last Update||2016 Feb 12 01:05 (species record created: 2015 Nov 05 16:09)|