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|Scientific Name||Sturisoma nigrirostrum Fowler, 1940|
|Common Names||Whiptail Pleco
Nadelstreifen-Bartwels (Germany), Sortsnudet Størsugemalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Contamana, Río Ucayali, Peru.|
|Etymology||German, sturio = sturgeon, + Greek, soma = body. This specific epithet refers to its black (nigro=black) snout (rostrum=snout, nose).|
|Size||250mm or 9.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The underside of the slightly elongate rostrum is dark brown in this species.|
|Distribution||Peru: Rio Ucayali
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Temperature||24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Natural habitat is soft water.|
|Feeding||Eats "aufwuchs" from stones and driftwood in it's natural habitat. It is thought that it may also scrape of some wood to aid digestion.|
|Furniture||Natural habitat has no plants other than floating plants like Pistia,|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 91 (for 1939), pp 249, Figs. 48-50.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 18 14:15 (species record created: 2001 Apr 29 00:00)|