Sturisomatichthys aureum (Steindachner, 1900)
photo by Seidel, I.

Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Loricariinae
Max. size:  20 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 19
Distribution:  South America: Magdalena, San Jorge and Cesar River basins.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Aquarium keeping: feeds on plants and roots; minimum aquarium size 120 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 07 October 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 09.12.98
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.01.18

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