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Lithoxus bovallii (Regan, 1906)

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ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

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Relevant Information:

The genus Lithoxus have a circular mouth disc with a notched margin. Does not possess an adipose fin. Aquarium Care: Quite a demanding genera which need pure, oxygen rich water. They need plenty of hiding places and the aquarium to be very strongly filtered. Diet: Insectivores that feed in their natural habitat from insect larvae on rocks. Feed Frozen mosquito larvae, brine shrimp and Daphnia. They will also except tablet foods.

Common Name:



Ancistrus bovallii


Loricariidae ycipitidae


South America: Ireng River basin in upper Negro River drainage, Guyana. Type locality: The Kaat River, tributary to the Treng River, Upper Potaro, British Guiana.


6.0cm. (2½ins)


23-27°c (73-81°f.)




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Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2015.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 03/2016 )



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