Inhabits streams, from highly turbid standing water over a heavy clay substratum to free flowing clear water over gravel. Algae-eater (Ref. 6868).
- Fisch-Muller, S. 2003 Loricariidae-Ancistrinae (Armored catfishes). p. 373-400. 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. (Ref. 36713) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=36713&speccode=12213
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