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|Scientific Name||Pseudohemiodon almendarizae Provenzano, Argüello & Barriga Salazar, 2022|
|Common Names||Tiger Sand Pleco |
Pseudohemiodon Sp`peru_i`, Pseudohemiodon Sp`peru_ii`, Pseudohemiodon Sp`tiger`, Tigersandmalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Aguarico River near Puerto Loja, Napo River system, Orellana Province, Ecuador, approximately 00°52'57"N, 75°13'30"W [coordinates probably not entirely correct].|
|Pronunciation||seu doh hem ee oh don|
|Etymology||Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, hemi = half + Greek, odous = teeth|
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Napo, Aguarico (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Feeding||Adapts well to dried food over live or frozen mosquito larvae and cyclops.|
|Furniture||Sand on the bottom so the fishes are able to dig themselves into the substrate. When feeding they filter through the substrate and so the size off the substrate should be very fine.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Peaceful fishes such as smaller Characins.|
|Breeding||One of the fishes, probably the male, carries the eggs on the lip barbels and under the stomach. The color of the eggs are grey and they turn progressively darker after 4-5 days. After a week the fry hatch. They are rather big, about 4 mm and will eat artemia eggs and granulated dried food from the start. About 20-25 eggs are laid. Breeding was accomplished in hard tap water 20 dh. and pH 7.5. |
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Zootaxa 5129 (no. 1), pp 79, Figs. 1-3a.|
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|Last Update||2022 Nov 27 01:31 (species record created: 2012 Mar 17 08:03)|