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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chaetostoma floridablancaense Ardila Rodríguez, 2013|
|Type Locality||Departamento de Santander, municipio de Floridablanca, quebrada Aranzoque, afluente del río de Oro, cuenca alto del río Lebrija, elevation 925 meters.|
|Pronunciation||KATE oh STOW mah|
|Etymology||Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth.|
|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.|
|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||Peces del Departamento de Santander - Colombia. No. 6, pp , Figs. 1 et seq.|
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|Last Update||2017 Feb 08 22:50 (species record created: 2017 Jan 04 13:32)|