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|Scientific Name||Pterosturisoma microps (Eigenmann & Allen, 1942)|
|Common Name||Long-tailed Sturisoma|
|Type Locality||Iquitos, Peru.|
|Etymology||Genus: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + German, sturio = sturgeon + Greek, stoma = mouth This specific epithet refers to its small(mikros=small) eyes(ops=eyes).|
|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).|
|Distribution||South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
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|Temperature||24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|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)|