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Scientific Name Sturisomatichthys aff. festivum   
Common Name Royal Twig Catfish
Etymology (German)Sturio=Sturgeon + (Greek)soma=body + (Greek) -ichthys=fish. 
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Identification Often, incorrectly, labelled S. aureum. In this species the striking finnage has long flowing extensions (especially on the male) and a very high body compared to congeners. It differs from S. festivum in that it never develops long filaments from the tips of the pectoral fins.
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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Is bred in the aquarium, see S. aureum.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2020 May 03 03:27 (species record created: 2002 Apr 06 00:00)