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Scientific Name Pterosturisoma microps  (Eigenmann & Allen, 1942)
Common Name Long-tailed Sturisoma
Type Locality Iquitos, Peru.
Synonym(s) Harttia microps
Etymology Genus: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + German, sturio = sturgeon + Greek, stoma = mouth This specific epithet refers to its small(mikros=small) eyes(ops=eyes).
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Size 160mm or 6.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Males have a pentagon shaped pregenital scute, females it is more exaggerated into a star shape (i.e. has concave as opposed to straight perimeter).
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Distribution South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (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)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Fishes West. S. America - pp211 - Pl. 8 (figs. 3-4), Pl. 9 (fig. 1)
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Last Update 2008 May 31 02:57 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)