The only species in this genera.
Habitat: Clings to rocks
in its natural habitat. 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
Essequibo River, Guyana and upper Corantijn River
basin, Suriname. Type locality: Cataracts
of British Guiana.
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Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
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www.fishbase.org, ( 03/2016 ). Lujan, N.K., 2008. Description of
a new Lithoxus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the
Guayana Highlands with a discussion of Guiana Shield
biogeography. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 6(3):413-418.