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Pseudohemiodon apithanos Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1978

Image contributors to this species:

Robin Warne (2) Allan James (3) Peru Aquarium Group (1) Daniel Blom (1) Tobias Koch (6) 

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search   All Catfish Species Inventory  Wikipedia
 

Relevant Information:

Aquarium Care: Prefers a sand substrate as they like to dig. Diet: algae wafers, sinking tablet and frozen foods such as bloodworm and shrimp. Sexing: Mature males will develop their lower lips to allow them to carry their eggs (abdomino-lip brooders). The very large eggs are incubated by the male.

Common Name:

Chameleon Whiptail

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

Ecuador : San Miquel River basin, Western Amazon River drainage, Ecuador.. Type locality: Ecuador, Prov. Napo, Río Conejo, a tributary of Río San Miguel, vicinity of Santa Cecilia, 0º06'N, 76º51'W, upper Río Amazonas system.

Size:

30cm. SL (12ins)

Temp:

24-28°c (75-83°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.

 

 

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