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|Scientific Name||Chaetostoma aff. lineopunctatum|
|Common Names||L276, Bloodfin Bulldog Pleco
Rødfinnet Gumminæse-sugemalle (International)
|Pronunciation||KATE oh STOW mah|
|Etymology||Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth.|
|Size||120mm or 4.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The genus Chaetostoma is not straightforward to identify, but as a general rule, the species has spines behind the gill-cover (interopercular odontodes), no plates on the abdomen, and aside from C. platyrhynchus also lack plates on the snout edge. Different from Ancistrus by not having fleshy tentacles on the snout.|
|Sexing||The males have however a larger and broader head, slimmer ventral sides and disproportionately large pelvic fins. Perhaps the over-sized pelvic fins play a large role in the fertilization of the eggs. By inverting these over the clutch of eggs, they prevent the sperm cells being carried away by fast water current.|
|Distribution||The L number specifically was collected in the Rio San Alejandro.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, San Alejandro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Furniture||Well rounded stones stacked to replicate a river bottom and provide caves.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
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|Last Update||2019 Feb 06 12:00 (species record created: 2004 Oct 27 00:00)|