Prefers a sand substrate as they like to dig. Sexual
Differences: Mature males will develop their
lower lips to allow them to carry their eggs (abdomino-lip
brooders). The very large eggs are incubated by the
male. Diet: algae wafers, sinking
tablet and frozen foods such as bloodworm and shrimp.
San Miquel River basin, Western Amazon River drainage,
Ecuador.Type locality: Ecuador, Prov.
Napo, Río Conejo, a tributary of Río
San Miguel, vicinity of Santa Cecilia, 0º06'N,
76º51'W, upper Río Amazonas system.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.