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Twig Catfish: here’s the scoop

threats

They are easy to capture, making them vulnerable to overexploitation. No fishing controls are enforced and a management plan is necessary for the conservation of this species.

Species

Twig Catfish

Scientific name

Farlowella vittata

Habitat

Slow moving rivers and streams

Diet

Algae and detritus

life expectancy

Up to 15 years

Did you know?

The males show parental care and will stay near the eggs to protect them and will continue to guard them after they hatch.

Range

South America, found in the Orinoco River basin in Colombia and Venezuela

Conservation status

Not Evaluated

Not yet assessed