|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Cordylancistrus torbesensis (Schultz, 1944)|
|Type Locality||Río Torbes, 1 km above Táriba, 7°48'N, 72°10'W, Río Orinoco system, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||torr bez enn siss|
|Etymology||(Greek)Kordyle = Club, swelling + (Greek) agkistron = hook, referring to its wide head. The specific epithet is after the Rio Torbes in which it was found.|
|Size||65mm or 2.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Cordylancistrus is greatly depressed anteriorly with a very wide head. Bristles on head completely cover the snout. Per the original description, Greyish above, paler below, with a blackish irregular band along mid sides that joined with four or five other saddles dorsally. First dorsal saddle under front of dorsal fin, second at rear of dorsal fin, third in front of adipose, fourth behind adipose, fifth at base of caudal rays. Usually three dark bars on pelvic fins and four across pectorals. Caudal with four or five dark bars on lower ray, tips of rays on upper caudal lobe pale.|
|Sexing||Pectoral spines of mature males have strong odontodes on the upper surface.|
|Distribution||Only known from the Rio Torbes. Captured in a swiftly running stream among boulders, rubble and coarse gravel.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure, Torbes (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.6 - 7.4|
|Temperature||22.0-25.0°C or 71.6-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Soft with high dissolved oxygen.|
|Feeding||Unknown. Probably an algae and biofilm grazer.|
|Furniture||Rounded stones over gravel and sand.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Other Andean piedmont stream dwellers such as Chaetostoma and fast water tetras.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus.v. 94 (no. 3172) - pp296 - Pl. 8 (figs. C-D)
Burgess (1989) An Atlas of Marine and Freshwater Catfishes. TFH.
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|Last Update||2007 Feb 15 04:42 (species record created: 2006 Aug 14 08:17)|