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|Scientific Name||Hemiodontichthys acipenserinus (Kner, 1853)|
|Common Name||Knobnose Whiptail Catfish|
|Type Locality||Rio Guaporé, Rondônia, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||HEMI oh daunt ICK thiss|
|Etymology||(Greek)Hemi=half + (Greek)odous=tooth + (Greek)ichthys=fish.|
|Size||134mm or 5.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Mature males develop a huge labial veil and teeth with spoon-shaped crowns (versus pointed tooth crowns in females and juveniles).|
|General Remarks||Unlike most Loricariidae, they don't have well developed odontodes on the snout and pectoral fins.|
|Distribution||South America: Amazon, Essequibo, Oyapock, and Paraguay River basins.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers, Oyapock (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Temperature||24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Lives on sandy bottom where it feeds on worms and micro-crustaceans.|
|Breeding||During reproduction, the males bear a cluster of eggs fixed to their lips, which they provide with ventilation during movement. About one week after hatching, the fry leave their parent's protection.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Denkschr. Akad. Wiss. Wien v. 6 92  Pl. 7 (fig. 2a-c)|
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|Last Update||2017 Jul 31 14:17 (species record created: 2001 Apr 29 00:00)|