|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Lithoxus planquettei Boeseman, 1982|
|Type Locality||Crique Boulenger, Comté system, French Guiana.|
|Pronunciation||lith OX uss|
|Size||70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Lithoxus is a genus of small, rheophilic loricariids that are externally characterized by a strongly dorsoventrally depressed body, a large round oral disk, and small tooth cups with few teeth.
A fast water species with an interesting mouth adaptation which may have purpose in reproduction as well has eating and living life in strong currents.
|Distribution||South America: Atlantic coastal drainages from Maroni to Kaw River basins.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Furniture||Inhabits rocky streams with strong current in small river tributaries.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Proc. K. Ned. Akad. Wet. (Ser. C, Biol. Med. Sci.)v. 85 (no. 1) - pp53 - Pl. 4|
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|Last Update||2006 Aug 21 01:52 (species record created: 2005 Jun 06 00:00)|