|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Acestridium discus Haseman, 1911|
|Common Name||Whiptail Catfish|
|Type Locality||Igarapé de Cachoeira Grande, near Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil.|
|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.|
|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||Not Evaluated|
|Temperature||26.0-30.0°C or 78.8-86°F (Show species within this range)|
|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.|
|Furniture||In nature, this fish inhabits grassy, cool, shady, swampy creeks (according to Haseman, 1911).|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|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||2019 Sep 22 08:03 (species record created: 2006 Aug 21 02:09)|