Apareidon orinocensis is known as voladora in Spanish. These fish are characteristic of waterfalls and rapids. They live in extremely clear waters and usually prefer shady areas. They have pelvic fins, which join, and scientists think that this could form a sucking disk to help them hang onto rocks.
The ichthyologists say that they are very rare and hard to catch, but I caught one the first time I seined – beginner's luck! They are indicators of very clean, well-oxygenated waters.
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