Semaprochilodus laticeps

11. December 2013

We received wonderful Semaprochilodus from Venezuela. Sadly there was a lot of confusion regarding the correct identification of species of Semaprochilodus in the aquarium literature and in the internet. So S. laticeps – this determination is without doubts correct – is illustrated most often under the names of S. taeniurus (this is a different species from Brazil) or S. theraponura (this species is currently regarded to be a synonym of S. insignis and originates from Peru). We have listed the species under the name of S. taeniurus for that reasons.

For our customers: the animals have code 290508 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer