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Scientific Name Sturisoma festivum  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. 
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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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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 7 breeding reports, read them all here.
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References Stanford Ichthyol. Bull.v. 2 (no. 4) - pp100 - Figs. 8-10
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Last Update 2006 Aug 21 02:08 (species record created: 2002 Apr 06 00:00)