First introduced in the DATZ
magazine of August 1989. Little is known about this
species except that it was taken from the rapids along
Its morphology is intermediate to that of Cteniloricaria
maculata and Hartia
surinamensis. The appearance of its
abdominal plaque is retarded and its caudal fin's
shape is similar to that of the other two species.
As far as the body shape is concerned, it appears
to be closer to H. surinamensis than to C.
maculata, thus justifying its move to the genus
Harttia. Aquarium Care:
Not the easiest genera to keep as they will need clean,
oxygen rich water and a strong current. Does not do
well in imports due to its difficulty in traveling
containers. Sexual Differences: Males
tend to have odontodes (hair like structures) on the
first ray of the pectoral fins and the head in males
is broader. Diet: Dry foods, algae
wafers, Spirulina and normal tablet foods. Frozen
foods, Artemia nauplii, glass worms and Daphnia.
South America:Oyapock River basin. Type Locality:
Camopi River, French Guiana.
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FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org,
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J.H. Mol, P.-Y. Le Bail and S. Day, 2012. The
Harttiini (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from the Guianas:
a multi-table approach to assess their diversity, evolution,
and distribution. Cybium 36(1):115-161.
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Paris,
219 p. Specimen MNHN-IC-1901-0372, holotype; Credit:
MNHN - Hautecoeur M. - 2005; Collection : Vertebrates
- Ichtyologie (IC).