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Scientific Name Paralithoxus planquettei  (Boeseman, 1982)
Common Names L044, Green Broad Lip Pleco
Grøn Bredlæbesugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Crique Boulenger, Comté system, French Guiana.
Synonym(s) Lithoxus planquetti
Pronunciation PAH rah lith OX uss
Etymology Greek: Para = The side of + lithos = stone + oxys = sharp. 
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Size 70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification A fast water species with an interesting mouth adaptation which may have purpose in reproduction as well has eating and living life in strong currents.
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Distribution South America: Atlantic coastal drainages from Maroni to Kaw River basins in French Guiana.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne, Upper Marowijne, Grand Inini (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding Insectivore.
Furniture Inhabits rocky streams with strong current in small river tributaries.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Series C, Biological and Medical Sciences) v. 85 (no. 1), pp 53, Pl. 4.
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Last Update 2022 Jan 13 13:19 (species record created: 2005 Jun 06 00:00)