Farlowella reticulata Boeseman, 1971
Farlowella reticulata
photo by Schönherr, K.

Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Loricariinae
Max. size:  15.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6.1 - 6.2
Distribution:  South America: Essequibo, Marowijne, and Oyapock River basins.
Biology:  This curious fish is so fine that it resembles a brushwood. Mimetic. Frequently occurs in shallow creeks (Ref. 27188) that are not so sunny but with a strong current and a rocky substrate. General activity is poor since it remains hidden in the anfractuosities of logs during the day. Feeds on periphyton and associated organisms. The mating couple choose a narrow hole to spawn the eggs (about 50,000 eggs), after having cleaned the substratum. The male takes care of the eggs (Ref. 35381).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.05.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 24.09.21

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