|Cat-eLog Data Sheet
|Chaetostoma nudirostre Lütken, 1874
|L188, Light Rubbernose
Lys Gumminæse (Denmark)
|KATE oh STOW mah
|Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth. This specific epithet refers to its naked (nudus=naked) snout (rostrum=snout).
|126mm or 5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
|The genus Chaetostoma is not straightforward to identify, but as a general rule, the species has spines behind the gill-cover (interopercular odontodes), no plates on the abdomen, and aside from C. platyrhynchus also lack plates on the snout edge. Different from Ancistrus by not having fleshy tentacles on the snout.
|The males have however a larger and broader head, slimmer ventral sides and disproportionately large pelvic fins. Perhaps the over-sized pelvic fins play a large role in the fertilization of the eggs. By inverting these over the clutch of eggs, they prevent the sperm cells being carried away by fast water current.
|South America: Lake Valencia basin in Venezuela.
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|IUCN Red List Category
|Well rounded stones stacked to replicate a river bottom and provide caves.
|Not reported in the aquarium although more common species of Chaetostoma have reproduced in captivity.
|There is no breeding report.
|Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra den Naturhistoriske Forening i Kjøbenhavn, Aaret 1873 (nos 13-14), pp 207 .
|There is no registered keeper.
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|2022 Jan 19 09:55 (species record created: 2002 Jun 12 00:00)