Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Not easy to maintain in the aquarium (Ref. 13371).
  • 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. (Ref. 36389)
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Distribution

South America: Caqueta River basin, upper Amazon River basin.
  • 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. (Ref. 36389)
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Caquetá River basin, upper Amazon River basin, Colombia.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

17.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36389))
  • 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. (Ref. 36389)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 7.0; dH range: 3 - 8
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
  • Riehl, R. and H.A. Baensch 1996 Aquarien Atlas, Band 1. 10th edition. Mergus Verlag GmBH, Melle, Germany. 992 p. (Ref. 13371)
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Wikipedia

Farlowella gracilis

Farlowella gracilis is a species of armored catfish endemic to Colombia where it is found in the Caqueta River basin. This species grows to a length of 17.8 centimetres (7.0 in) SL.

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