|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistomus feldbergae (de Oliveira, Rapp Py-Daniel, Zuanon & Rocha, 2012)|
|Type Locality||Río Xingú, Ilha de Babaquara, upstream of Altamira, 3°23'45"S, 52°12'16"W, Altamira, Pará, Brazil.|
|Etymology||The specific name is given in honor of Dr. Eliana Feldberg, researcher of Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, for her many contributions on cytogenetics of Amazon fish.|
|Size||200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||L013 is a young L012. Both are very similar to L163 from the Rio Tocantins.|
|Sexing||Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadorned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.|
|Distribution||South America: Brazil: Rio Xingu
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Temperature||25.0-30.0°C or 77-86°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Omnivorous with a tendency towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. Well fed individuals will not damage most plants.|
|Furniture||Rock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful if a little territorial. As a rough guide give each fish a 12 inch square area well broken up with decorations.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Copeia 2012 (no. 3), pp 547, Figs. 1-3.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 31 14:39 (species record created: 2005 Aug 16 00:00)|