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Lithoxus lithoides Eigenmann, 1912
 

Image contributors to this species:

Nathan Lujan (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google   All Catfish Species Inventory   Search ispecies
 

Relevant Information:

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. Remarks: clings to rocks in its natural habitat.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Essequibo River, Guyana and upper Corantijn River basin, Suriname. Type locality: Cataracts of British Guiana.

Size:

8.5cm. (3¼ins)

Temp:

23-27°c (73-81°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.
Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2015.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 03/2016 )
Lujan, N.K., 2008. Description of a new Lithoxus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Guayana Highlands with a discussion of Guiana Shield biogeography. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 6(3):413-418.

 

 

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