Charles W. Olaya Nieto
(1) Frank Alvarez (1) Ricardo
Ãlvarez Zamora (1) Miguel
Diaz Anaya (2)
Interopercle exposed in a small roundish area ventrally
to the opercle; caudal peduncle deeper (17.4-19.5%
of standard length in specimens larger than 55.0 mm
SL). Aquarium Care: This is a peaceful
midwater to bottom swimmer that will do better if
kept in a group of at least 4 as individuals on their
own tend to sulk and never seem to progress too well.
Try to resist placing them in an aquarium with aggressive
species such as some Cichlids, they will do better
with the usual community type fish and of course along
with Corydoras sp. Diet: Omnivorous,
taking most foods but preferring live and frozen such
as daphnia, worms, white and grindal, and bloodworms.
Will also accept good quality flake and tablet foods.
Remarks: Hoplosternum magdalenae
occurs west of the Andes, in the Lago Maracaibo basin
in Venezuela, and in the drainages of Río Sinu
and Río Magdalena in Colombia.
Magdalena and Sinu River basins, Colombia. Type
locality: Soplaviento, Colombia.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, version. Reis, R.E., 1997. Revision of the
neotropical catfish genus Hoplosternum (Ostariophysi:
Siluriformes: Callichthyidae), with the description
of two new genera and three new species. Ichthyol.
Explor. Freshwat. 7(4):299-326. Reis, Roberto E. 1996. Hoplosternum
Gill 1858. Version 29 April 1996. Hoplosternum magdalenae Eigenmann,
1913 observed in Colombia by Miguel Diaz Anaya (licensed