This undescribed Platydoras
is similar to Platydoras
has shallower scutes and occurs in the Marowijne and
Lawa Rivers in Suriname.After preliminary
molecular data was established they found that these
two species do not group together (M. Sabaj-Perez).
Aquarium Care: If you did have the good fortune
to have this species it is a fairly easy catfish to
keep as long as you can provide it with shelter such
as pipes or cave work. It will even jam itself into
the pipe with its pectoral spines and will be unremovable.
Diet: Easy to feed on frozen food
such as bloodworm, tablet and pellet foods. In youngsters
it is better to feed at night after lights out, the
older they get they will get bolder and come out at
Shallow Scute Platydoras
Suriname; Marowijne and Lawa Rivers.
Mol, H.A. Jan,
The Freshwater Fishes of Suriname. BRILL, Leiden Boston,
2012. 889 p.