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Scleromystax prionotos

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Siluriformes
Subfamily  Corydoradinae
Scientific name  Scleromystax prionotos
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Callichthyidae
Genus  Scleromystax
Higher classification  Cory catfish
Similar  Cory catfish, Catfish, Callichthyidae, Scleromystax, Sailfin corydoras

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Scleromystax prionotos is a tropical freshwater catfish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in coastal rivers in southeastern Brazil from Espírito Santo to São Paulo. It was originally described by H. Nijssen & I. J. H. Isbrücker in 1980. The scientific name is occasionally misspelled C. prionotus.

The fish will grow in length up to 2.1 inches (5.3 centimeters). It lives in a tropical climate in water with a 6.0 – 8.0 pH, a water hardness of 2 – 25 dGH, and a temperature range of 72 – 78°F (22 – 26°C). It feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter. It lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs.

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Scleromystax prionotos Wikipedia


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