This species is closely related
morrowi (remains smaller and does
not have a dorsal spot) and R.
colouration). These two
species are slender and elongated. Aquarium
Care: Not an easy species to keep with excessive
demands on good water quality. Prefers water movement
in the aquarium. Diet: Omnivore.
Vegetable food such as cucumber and other various
foods such as tablet, flake and frozen.
Western Orinoco and upper Amazon River basins.
Type Locality: Colombia, Lagoon about 1 km
upriver from Puerto Inírida, Río Orinoco
Evers, H.-G. &
Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn.,
2005. Pp.944. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa