|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chaetostoma lineopunctatum Eigenmann & Allen, 1942|
|Type Locality||Río Azupizú, a tributary of Río Pachitea, upper Amazon River system, Peru.|
|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.
This species has likely never been exported into the hobby. Where its name is found, it is usually L276.
|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||Aguaytia, Pachitea and Pisqui River basins in Ucayali River drainage, Peru.|
|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.|
|References||Fishes of western South America, pp 192, Pl. 6 (fig. 1).|
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|Last Update||2019 Feb 06 12:00 (species record created: 2019 Feb 06 10:36)|