Our animals

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Northern lakes and seas

The ocean

Tropical rivers and lakes

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Dwarf mormyrid

Electric eel

Cave tetra

Neon tetra

Arowana

The interesting species of the river

Arapaima

Piranha

Stream aquarium

Under the riverbank

River cichlids

The plants in the river

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Elegant paradise fish

Elegant paradise fish

Long-snouted pipefish

Long-snouted pipefish

Short-tail freshwater pipefish

Short-tail freshwater pipefish

Opossum pipefish

Opossum pipefish

Spotted algae eater

Spotted algae eater

Altum angelfish

Altum angelfish

Cherry barb

Cherry barb

Threadfin rainbowfish

Threadfin rainbowfish

Mimic oto

Mimic oto

Long-tailed sturisoma

Long-tailed sturisoma

Tiger limia

Tiger limia

Spotted hoplo catfish

Spotted hoplo catfish

Metallic livebearer

Metallic livebearer

Long-tailed sturisoma

Long-tailed sturisoma

Facts

LatinPterosturisoma microps
Size20 cm
FoodFeed on algae and coatings on tree roots , branches and leaves.
HabitatRivers
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationPeru
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Unique

The long-tailed sturisoma is the only member of its family. It lives in fast-flowing rivers and has a flat body so it is not so easily swept up in the current. The tale and pectoral fins can grow twice as long as the body.

Nibbles algae

Like other catfish, the long-tailed sturisoma eats algae on rocks using powerful teeth attached to its lips. If you’re lucky, you might see it sucking on the glass and eating algae.


Angelfish

Armored predators

Discusfish

Veiled chameleon

African river

Archerfish

Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi