Cat-eLog Right Arrow Loricariidae Right Arrow Hypostominae Right Arrow Paralithoxus

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Scientific Name Paralithoxus stocki  (Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1990)
Common Name
Type Locality Downstream of village of Epoia, Marouini River, French Guiana.
Pronunciation bath ee klar ee ass.
Etymology From the Greek bathys meaning deep and clarias also from the Greek chlaros, meaning lively; in reference to the ability of clarias to live for long periods out of water. 
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Identification .
Sexing The genital papilla, which is to the right of the anus as you look at the fish with its head to the left, is elongated and pointed in males while it is round and relatively larger (and larger than the anus) in females. In ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
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Distribution
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne, Upper Marowijne, Grand Inini (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde v. 60 (nos 3/4), pp 329, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2019 Aug 10 05:39 (species record created: 2019 Aug 09 11:58)