Sturisoma nigrirostrum Fowler, 1940
photo by Slaboch, R.

 Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Loricariinae
 Max. size:  22 cm (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; pH range: 6 - 7; dH range: 15
 Distribution:  South America: Ucayali River basin.
 Biology:  Its natural habitat is described as mostly soft water backwaters in which there are no water plants although the banks are overgrown with Pistia or Eichornia. Branches extending below the surface and driftwood on the bottom serve as surfaces that the fish can scour for aufwuchs and this fish can actually scrape off some of the wood itself as an aid in digestion (Ref. 6868).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 09.12.98
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 02.09.01

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