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Scientific Name Sturisoma barbatum  (Kner, 1853)
Common Names Longnose Whiptail
Gemeiner Bartwels (Germany)
Type Locality Rio Cuiabá, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Loricaria barbata
Etymology German, sturio = sturgeon, + Greek, soma = body. This specific epithet refers to its beard (barbatum=beard).
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Size 280mm or 11" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Paraguay River basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.4 - 7.2
Temperature 20.0-22.0°C or 68-71.6°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH°15.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference [Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 6, pp87 [23] Pl. 5 (figs. 1-3)
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Last Update 2019 Sep 25 14:06 (species record created: 2003 Jan 25 00:00)