Broad head with mouth and
lip barbels. 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. Aquarium
Care: Requires a large aquarium witha big
surface area. Prefers a sand substrate as they like
to dig. Diet: Algae wafers, sinking
tablet and frozen foods such as bloodworm and shrimp.
Paraguay River basin, Brazil. Type locality:
Rio Cuiaba [Brazil].
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2003. Loricariidae
- Loricariinae (Armored catfishes). p. 330-350. In
R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.)
Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central
America. Porto Alegre EDIPUCRS, Brasil. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, version (11/2018).