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Scientific Name Farlowella platorynchus  Retzer & Page, 1997
Common Names Broadsnout Twig Catfish
Bredsnudet Grenmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Yarinachocha, Río Ucayali drainage, 8°23'S, 74°32'W, Ucayli Dept., Peru
Pronunciation far LOW ella
Etymology This genus is named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University. This specific epithet refers to its broad (platys=broad) snout (rhynchos=snout).
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Size 194mm or 7.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification A key to the genus Farlowella can be found here.
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Distribution South America: Upper and lower Amazon River basin
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Suggested Tankmates Tetras or Rasboras are best. Avoid fast or ''nippy'' fishes such as Danios or Barbs. Will do well with Corydoras catfish, but larger catfish or cichlids are to be avoided.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila. v. 147 71 Fig. 44
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Last Update 2022 Jan 11 06:45 (species record created: 2004 Jan 28 00:00)