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|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chaetostoma sp. (L446)|
|Pronunciation||KATE oh STOW mah|
|Etymology||Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth.|
|Identification||The genus Chaetostoma is not straightforward to identify, but as a general rule, the species has spines behind the gill-cover (interopercular odontodes), no plates on the abdomen, and aside from C. platyrhynchus also lack plates on the snout edge. Different from Ancistrus by not having fleshy tentacles on the snout.|
|Sexing||The males have however a larger and broader head, slimmer ventral sides and disproportionately large pelvic fins. Perhaps the over-sized pelvic fins play a large role in the fertilization of the eggs. By inverting these over the clutch of eggs, they prevent the sperm cells being carried away by fast water current.|
|General Remarks||L446 is collected in small numbers as a by-catch of L445. Overall gray color similar to L445, but with fewer dark spots. Also, L446 has a much slimmer body than L445.|
|Distribution||Found in the vicinity of Villavicencio, Colombia.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta, Upper Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Furniture||Well rounded stones stacked to replicate a river bottom and provide caves.|
|Breeding||Spawns in shallow, fast flowing water on the underneath of a flat object. Male, upside down, guards an adhesive clutch of eggs by, more or less, covering it with his body.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||DATZ 11/2010 pp. 22-25.|
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|Last Update||2019 Jun 03 03:37 (species record created: 2016 Apr 27 12:43)|