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Hisonotus charrua Almirón, Azpelicueta, Casciotta & Litz, 2006

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Felipe Cantera (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Species

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Relevant Information:

Hisonotus charrua is diagnosed by the following combination of characters: lateral plates 23-25, posterior margin of pectoral spine smooth, 18 to 24 plates bearing laterosensory canals, snout with an anterior odontode free area, and caudal peduncle depth 10.8-12.3% of SL. Ground colour of dorsolateral body surface brownish, ventral surface of head and trunk pale brown. Narrow light stripe from snout tip to eye. Dorsum of body and upper third of flanks light, this area extending from supraoccipital margin to caudal fin. Pectoral, pelvic, dorsal, and anal fins pale brown with dots forming series of darker bands. Caudal fin dark brown with light scattered dots, and two light vertical bars; first one at about middle fin, second one narrower, placed near distal margin and sometimes less evident. Caudal fin with light area on tip of three or four uppermost rays. Aquarium Care: Will feed on flake, algae, tablet foods and algae wafers and they lay their eggs on plant leaves. They rest on aquatic vegetation in the aquarium and the less light in the tank the darker they become.

Common Name:







South America: Rio de la Plata basin, and the lower Uruguay basin in Republica Oriental del Uruguay.


3.5cm. (1½ins)


20-24°c (67-75°f.)


5.5 -7.0.


Almiron, A. E., Azpelicueta, M. de las Mercedes, Casciotta, Jorge R. & Litz, Thomas. A new species of Hisonotus (Siluriformes, Loricariidae, Otothyrini) from the República Oriental del Uruguay. Zootaxa 4109(2):227.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2016.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 10/2016 )



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