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Scientific Name Farlowella amazonum  (Günther, 1864)
Common Name Twig Catfish
Type Locality Amazon River at Santarém, Pará State, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Acestra amazonum, Farlowella amazona, Farlowella carinata, Farlowella oliveirae, Farlowella paranaense, Farlowella pleurotaenia, Farlowella pseudogladiolus
Pronunciation far LOW ella - ah mah zon ah
Etymology Named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University. Named for the Amazon River where this species was found.
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Size 225mm or 8.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification A key to the genus Farlowella can be found HERE.
General Remarks Sometimes seen under the misspelling Farlowella amazona.
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Distribution South America: Amazon, Tocantins, and La Plata River basins.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Suggested Tankmates Smaller Tetras or Rasboras are suitably mannered - perhaps hatchetfish 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 Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 5, pp 261.
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Last Update 2020 Feb 20 10:29 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)