|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Sturisomatichthys festivus (Myers, 1942)|
|Common Name||Real Royal Farlowella|
|Type Locality||Río Monay, 35 km north of Trujillo, Motatan system, Maracaibo basin, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||fess TIV um|
|Etymology||(German)Sturio=Sturgeon + (Greek) soma=body + (Greek) -ichthys=fish.|
|Size||180mm or 7.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Sturisoma and Sturisomatichthys can be difficult to tell apart. Older descriptions of the genera emphasized the length of the snout (elongated in Sturisoma), but this trait is not reliable across species. Recent analyses allow discrimination based on the abdominal plates, fin colors and lateral plates: Sturisoma has its central abdominal plates arranged in three clearly-defined longitudinal series; all fins (except sometimes pectoral fins) lack dark spots; and 20–21 lateral plates in median series. Sturisomatichthys has its central abdominal plates less organized, not arranged in clearly-defined longitudinal series; dark spots usually present on one or more of the dorsal-, pectoral-, pelvic, or anal-fins; and 15–18 lateral plates in median series. Furthermore, to date all Sturisoma are cis-Andean; most (but not all) Sturisomatichthys are trans-Andean.|
|Distribution||Venezuela: Maracaibo Basin |
Colombia: Rio Catatumbo.
Lake Maracaibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Lake Maracaibo, Catatumbo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Temperature||24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There are 9 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|Reference||Stanford Ichthyological Bulletin v. 2 (no. 4), pp 100, Figs. 8-10.|
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|Last Update||2022 Nov 13 08:44 (species record created: 2002 Apr 06 00:00)|