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Scientific Name Acestridium discus  Haseman, 1911
Common Names Lime Whiptail
Whiptail Catfish, Lime-grenmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Igarapé de Cachoeira Grande, near Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil.
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Size 67mm or 2.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Acestridium was diagnosed by Schaefer (1991) based on the following characters: ten principal caudal-fin rays; plates at anterior snout margin forming conspicuous spatulate projection; head and body very slender, depressed; dorsal surface of head and trunk with longitudinal ridges; dorsal fin placed posteriorly, well beyond pelvic fin and just anterior to anal-fin origin; adipose fin absent; dermal plates anterior to first dorsal-fin proximal radial expanded, bearing ventromedial keel contacting the dorsal margin of the neural arches of the vertebrae six through twelve; and ridge of bone on the ventral surface of the lateral ethmoid contacting the metapterygoid channel reflected mesially.
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Distribution South America: Lower Negro River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
Temperature 26.0-30.0°C or 78.8-86°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding These fish graze on algae and aufwuchs and will accept Artemia nauplia as an alternative. Despite this over several months they will often become progressively thinner which is indicative of a deficient diet. User data.
Furniture In nature, this fish inhabits grassy, cool, shady, swampy creeks (according to Haseman, 1911).
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals of the Carnegie Museum v. 7 (nos 3-4) (17), pp 319, Pls. 50 (fig. 1), 51.
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Last Update 2023 Aug 10 04:11 (species record created: 2006 Aug 21 02:09)