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Scientific Name Sturisoma tenuirostre  (Steindachner, 1910)
Common Name Whiptail Pleco
Type Locality Río Meta, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Oxyloricaria tenuirostris
Etymology German, sturio = sturgeon, + Greek, soma = body. This specific epithet refers to its thin(tenuis=thin) snout(rostrum=snout, nose).
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Size 126mm or 5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Meta River basin.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2007.
Temperature 25.0-28.0°C or 77-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse v. 47 (no. 25) (for 1 Dec. 1910), pp 410.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 28 07:27 (species record created: 2002 Oct 05 00:00)