Attractive looking as juveniles
with large spots on a greenish/grey background. This
genera have long bodies and have a shark type caudal
fin shape with the lower fin lobe longer than the
top. Aquarium Care: Non territorial
and peaceful but they are messy eaters and as such
good water quality would need to be adhered to. A
large tank over 5ft (150cm) would be needed due to
the eventual adult size of this catfish. Diet:
Omnivore in the aquarium but prefers vegetable foods.
Found on some online sources as Squaliforma villarsi
but listed as the current status of Isorineloricaria
villarsi in Eschmeyer's
Catalog of Fishes.
Venezuela, Orinoco drainage in the Venezuelan Llanos.
Type locality: Caracas.
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