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Scientific Name Farlowella altocorpus  Retzer, 2006
Common Name
Type Locality Río Coroico, Cananavi, Río Beni Basin, La Paz State, Bolivia.
Pronunciation far LOW ella
Etymology This genus is named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University. From Latin, alto, meaning deep, and corpus, meaning body and refers to its relatively high (alto) or deep body (corpus) relative to most of the other species of Farlowella.
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Size 170mm or 6.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification A key to the genus Farlowella can be found here.
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Distribution South America: Coroico River, Beni River basin in Bolivia.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Beni (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
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Suggested Tankmates Smaller Tetras or Rasboras are suitably mannered - perhaps hatchetfish are best. Avoid fast or "nippy" fishes such as Danios or Barbs. Will do well with Corydoras catfish, but larger catfish or cichlids are to be avoided.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 1282, pp 60, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 24 04:21 (species record created: 2020 Feb 19 13:10)