|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Aphanotorulus sp. (L131)|
|Common Names||L131, Large Nose Pleco |
Stornæset Sugemalle (Denmark)
|Pronunciation||ah FAN oh to RULE uss|
|Etymology||Greek, aphanes = hidden + Latin, torulus, -i = muscle, little string.|
|Size||400mm or 15.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||In Aphanotorulus, all species show clear sexual dimorphism and have a generally flatter appearance than other hypostomine genera. The posterior edge of the oral disc is jagged rather than smooth. Aphanotoroulus can be distinguished from Isorineloricaria by having caudal peduncles that do not become greatly lengthened with size and that are oval in cross section (vs. caudal peduncle proportions that get proportionately longer with size and that become round in cross-section), and by having small dark spots (less than half plate diameter) on a light tan background (vs. spots almost as large as lateral plates on a nearly white background.|
|Sexing||Males in breeding condition posses extremely elongate, bristle-like odontodes. These cover the entire back and sides behind the dorsal fin.|
|Distribution||South America: Brazil: Rio Tapajos |
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Temperature||23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
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|Last Update||2022 Jan 17 12:30 (species record created: 2006 Dec 27 01:52)|