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Scientific Name Lithoxus jantjae  Lujan, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Venezuela, Amazonas, río Ventuari, above Tencua Falls 58 km ESE of San Juan de Manapiare, approx. 5°2'N, 65°36'W
Pronunciation lith OX uss - yahnt jee
Etymology Matronym honoring the author's mother, nicknamed Jantje prior to her emigration from the Netherlands
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Size 38mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Lithoxus is a genus of small, rheophilic loricariids that are externally characterized by a strongly dorsoventrally depressed body, a large round oral disk, and small tooth cups with few teeth.

The only known species in Lithoxus with 12 caudal fin rays (others have 14)
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Distribution Known only from rapids that extend for a few hundred meters upstream of Tencua Falls, the first major faunal barrier in the Ventuari River, a right bank tributary of the upper Orinoco in Amazonas State, Venezuela.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Ventuari (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Neotrop. ichthyol. vol.6 no.3
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Last Update 2013 Jan 24 15:16 (species record created: 2009 Jan 04 04:52)