|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Epapterus blohmi Vari, Jewett, Taphorn & Gilbert, 1984|
|Common Name||Slopehead Catfish|
|Type Locality||Laguna Los Guácimos, Fundo Pecuario Masaguaral, 8°34'N, 67°35'W, Guarico State, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||ee PAP terr uss|
|Etymology||Epapterus: Probably from the Greek epaites, meaning beggar (an allusion to poor) and pteron, meaning fin; in reference to relatively poorly-developed dorsal fin.|
|Size||85mm or 3.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Orinoco River basin and Tuy River of the Caribbean coast of Venezuela.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||Feeds on filamentous algae and other plant material during the dry season.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 97 (no. 2), pp 463, Figs. 1, 6.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 25 13:04 (species record created: 2006 Aug 22 09:41)|