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|Scientific Name||Farlowella hahni Meinken, 1937|
|Common Name||Twig Catfish|
|Type Locality||Western branch of the mouth of Río Paraguay, 14 km north-northeast of Corrientes (Prov. Chaco, Argentina).|
|Pronunciation||far LOW ella|
|Etymology||This genus is named after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University.|
|Size||201mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The genus Farlowella is distinguished by its elongate and slender body with a pronounced rostrum (of variable length), having the dorsal fin located near the middle of the body and only slightly anterior to the anal fin (vs. having the dorsal fin conspicuously closer to the head than the tail, and significantly further anterior than the anal fin), and having a brownish color with two lateral dark stripes beginning at the tip of the rostrum, passing through the eyes and ending at the tail. A key to the genus can be found here.|
|General Remarks||Visually, F. hahni is not reliably diagnosable from F. oxyrryncha. On average, F. oxyrryncha and has lower ratios of snout-mouth length to dorsal fin spine length (0.75-1.27 vs. 1.06-1.36) and of snout-mouth length to anal fin spine length (0.79-1.44 vs. 1.32-1.50) than does F. hahni. However, the two species occur far apart geographically, so knowledge of the collection location is critical for confirming these identifications.|
|Distribution||South America: Middle Paraná River basin. |
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|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 Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Blätter für Aquarien- und Terrarienkunde v. 48 (no. 4), pp 77, Fig. 2.|
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|Last Update||2023 Mar 06 13:31 (species record created: 2005 May 20 00:00)|