Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Feeds on algae and detritus (Ref. 26543).
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Distribution

South America: Lake Maracaibo basin.
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Lake Maracaibo basin, Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 350 mm SL
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Max. size

33.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36389))
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Type Information

Holotype for Spatuloricaria phelpsi
Catalog Number: USNM 121121
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venezuela; Rio Socuy 3 km. Above Mouth, Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela, South America
  • Holotype: Schultz, L. P. 1944. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 94 (3172): 335, 14.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on algae and detritus.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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