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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chaetostoma vasquezi Lasso & Provenzano, 1998|
|Type Locality||Raudales del Caño El Cambur, tributary of Rio Caura, Bolívar State, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||KATE oh STOW mah|
|Etymology||Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth.|
|Size||187mm or 7.4" 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: Orinoco, Caura and Caroni River basins in Venezuela.|
|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||Memoria, Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales v. 57 (no. 147) (for Jan.-June 1997), pp 55, Fig.|
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|Last Update||2017 Feb 24 14:21 (species record created: 2017 Jan 04 13:58)|