Similar to L.
this species has a shorter snout. Description:
This genera is identified by the teeth of the upper
mandible being twice as long as the lower mandible.
The upper lip is short, its edge covered by numerous
thin, simple, bifurcate or, more rarely, trifurcate
barbels. The lower lip has small papillae with long
filaments along the edge. The leading ray of the pectoral
fins are longer and the upper first spine of the caudal
fin is extended. Aquarium Care: Soft
substrate such as sand is beneficial. Should be acclimatised
slowly for the home aquarium. Diet:
Carnivore: feed with tablets, pellets, insect larvae,
zooplankton and shrimps. A varied diet is important
to this species and genus.
South America:Coastal rivers of northeastern Brazil and
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.