|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chaetostoma dupouii Fernández-Yépez, 1945|
|Common Name||Dupou's Rubbernose|
|Type Locality||Río Encantado, about 1 kilometers from junction of Río Encantado and Río Grande, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||KATE oh STOW mah|
|Etymology||Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth.|
|Size||60mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||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.
Small adult size, always 8 rays in dorsal, many white spots. The attractive orange fin edging becomes white with age.
|Sexing||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.|
|Distribution||Venezuela: Rio Tuy / Lake Valencia drainages
Tuy (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Valencia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Furniture||Well rounded stones stacked to replicate a river bottom and provide caves.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Memoria de la Sociedad de Ciencias Naturales La Salle v. 5 (no. 14)|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 23 10:56 (species record created: 2002 Aug 12 00:00)|