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Aphanotorulus ammophilus Armbruster & Page, 1996

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Danny Blundell (2) Yann Fulliquet (1)

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Relevant Information:

Similar to the Hypostomus genera but remains smaller with the males having bristles on the odontodes mainly on the posterier of the body during spawning time. Mouth with papillae and upper lips have protrusions. L123 is identical to L094, as the latter was introduced as a Cochliodon species and given a second  L-number. Aquarium Care: Relatively easy to keep with higher temperatures and a fine sand substrate. Diet: Not fussy and will eat most prepared aquarium foods such as tablet, frozen and live foods.

Common Name:

L123, L094, Orinoco Leopard Catfish.






South America : Tributories of the Rio Orinoco in Venezuela and Colombia. Type locality: Venezuela, Estado Cojedes, Río San Carlos, R. Portuguesa drainage at Caño Hondo, 2 km west of Las Vegas on the road from Las Vegas to Campo Allegre – 9º31'51"N, 68º39'39"W.


20.0cm. (8ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.)




All L-Numbers Datz Special.  www.datze.de 
Seidel, Ingo; Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes 208 p
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.



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