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.
L123, L094, Orinoco Leopard
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,
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