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Scientific Name Lithoxus planquettei  Boeseman, 1982
Common Name L044
Type Locality Crique Boulenger, Comté system, French Guiana.
Pronunciation lith OX uss
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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.
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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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Feeding Insectivore.
Furniture Inhabits rocky streams with strong current in small river tributaries.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)