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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.
Synonym(s) Sturisoma festivum
Pronunciation fess TIV um
Etymology (German)Sturio=Sturgeon + (Greek)soma=body + (Greek) -ichthys=fish. 
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Size 180mm or 7.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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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)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There are 9 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Stanford Ichthyological Bulletin v. 2 (no. 4), pp 100, Figs. 8-10.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 18 14:18 (species record created: 2002 Apr 06 00:00)