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  • Acestridium colombiense
  • Acestridium colombiense
  • Acestridium colombiense
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Scientific Name Acestridium colombiense  Retzer, 2005
Common Name Whiptail Catfish
Type Locality Río Inirida, lagoon at 1 kilometer up river from Puerto Inirida, Orinoco Basin, Guainia State, Colombia.
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Size 50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Acestridium was diagnosed by Schaefer (1991) based on the following characters: ten principal caudal-fin rays; plates at anterior snout margin forming conspicuous spatulate projection; head and body very slender, depressed; dorsal surface of head and trunk with longitudinal ridges; dorsal fin placed posteriorly, well beyond pelvic fin and just anterior to anal-fin origin; adipose fin absent; dermal plates anterior to first dorsal-fin proximal radial expanded, bearing ventromedial keel contacting the dorsal margin of the neural arches of the vertebrae six through twelve; and ridge of bone on the ventral surface of the lateral ethmoid contacting the metapterygoid channel reflected mesially.
General Remarks Acestridium colombiensis is only known from Río Inirida, (Orinoco Basin), Guainia State of Colombia. This record is the first for a species of Acestridium in Colombia.
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Distribution South America: Colombia.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 972, pp 2, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 14 02:02 (species record created: 2011 Sep 24 11:09)