(Werneke, Sabaj-Perez, Lujan & Armbruster, 2005)
English : Lemon-spotted green pleco
French : Pléco green phantom
Class : Teleostei
Order : Siluriformes
Family : Loricariidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach a maximum length of 15 cm. Large triangular-shaped head with blunt snout. Dorsal and adipose fins are separate. Coloration olive green to dark green. Small yellow spots on head becoming bigger on upper flanks.
Range and habitat
The species is endemic to Venezuela and only occurs in the Rio Orinoco and Rio Casiquiare drainages. Occurs on rocky river bottoms, amongst cracks and interstitial spaces.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : This species has been recently discovered and not assessed yet. It has a fairly small range and could become threatened by habitat degradation.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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