Cat-eLog Right Arrow Loricariidae Right Arrow Hypoptopomatinae Right Arrow Schizolecis

Jump to next section Cat-eLog Data Sheet
Scientific Name Schizolecis guentheri  (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1918)
Common Name
Type Locality Ilha de São Sebastião, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Microlepidogaster guntheri, Pseudotocinclus ribeiroi
Etymology (Greek)Schizein=to divide + (Greek) lekis, -idos=a little plate. 
Jump to next section Species Information
Size 40mm or 1.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution South America: southeastern Brazil.
Espirito Santo State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Sao Paulo State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Minas Gerais State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

Log in to view species occurence data on a map.
Other Parameters Inhabits streams with rocky and sandy bottom, mostly in shallows and backwaters up to 30 cm deep, with slow water flow (0.5-10 cm/sec). Before grazing on a patch with dense sediment, it makes wiggling head-down movements to dislodge sediment. When scrapping algae off the substrate, it makes vigorous mouth movements, and moves by jerky movements probably related to its mouth making alternate grazing and attaching to the substrate. Grazing leaves characteristic, parallel and elongated marks on the substrate. Density may reach about 0.09 fish.m-2 in stream stretches shaded by forest canopy and 0.15 fish.m-2 in sunned stretches.
Jump to next section Husbandry Information
Feeding Forages mostly during the day with some night activity also recorded. Grazes on microscopic algae, mostly diatoms and green algae growing on rocks and submersed vegetation; occasionally takes chironomid and simuliid larvae.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Jump to next section Further Information
References Rev. Mus. Paulistav. 10 - pp634 [6]
Registered Keepers Keeping this species? Why not .
There is no registered keeper.
Wishlists Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is but a single wish to keep this species, see who wants what.
Spotters Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There are 5 records of this fish being seen, view them all.
More on Schizolecis guentheri
Look up AquaticRepublic.com Look up Schizolecis guentheri on AquaticRepublic.com
BBCode (use in forum posts)
(species permalink)
Get or print a QR code for this species profile, or try our LFS label creator.
Hits 8594 hits.
Last Update 2019 May 22 14:06 (species record created: 2002 Mar 07 00:00)