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Lithoxus surinamensis Boeseman, 1982

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Karsten Schönherr (1)

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Relevant Information:

The genus Lithoxus have a circular mouth disc with a notched margin. Similar to L. pallidimaculatus from the same locations but the latter has more operecular odontodes and is lighter coloured. 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:



Lithoxus (Paralithoxus) surinamensis


Loricariidae ycipitidae


South America: Gran Rio River basin in upper Suriname River drainage, Suriname. Type locality: near Awaradam, Gran Rio, upper Suriname River system, Surinam.


4.0cm. (1½ins)


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, ( 10/2015 )



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