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Limatulichthys griseus (Eigenmann, 1909)
 

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google   All Catfish Species Inventory   Search ispecies  Wikipedia
 

Relevant Information:

There are only two species in this genera. L. griseus and L. petleyi from the Amazon, Tocantins and Parnaíba River basins. This latter species was recently removed from the synonymy of Limatulichthys griseus by Isbrücker (2001). As with closely related genera, males show a hypertrophied development of the lips suggesting that this species is a lip brooder. Aquarium Care: Fairly easy to keep in the aquarium with a sand substrate being the preferred option for substrate. A large aquarium of 4ft (120cm) or over is called for. Provide plenty of hiding places as this genera are quite shy. Diet: Standard aquarium fare of soaked flake and tablet foods.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Essequibo and western Orinoco River basins. Type locality: Conawaruk [=Konawaruk, Guyana].

Size:

18.0cm. (7ins)

Temp:

25-29°c (77-85°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.5.

Reference:

Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Evers, H.-G. & I.Seidel: Mergus, Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn., 2005. Pp.944.

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