Sicydium adelum Bussing, 1996
Chupapiedra,  Tití
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Sicydiinae
Max. size:  14 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Central America: Atlantic slope of Costa Rica: Parismina drainage southward to Sixaloa drainage.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 10-10; Vertebrae: 26-26. Premaxillary teeth tricuspid without overlying papillae, lateral cusps much longer than median cusp; enameloid crown short; 61-78 teeth on each premaxilla; mouth narrow; longitudinal scales 61-68; transverse scales 20-23.
Biology:  Inhabits creeks and rivers between sea level and 1180 m elevation, usually present in rapids or riffles of high current velocity. Always stuck to rocks or hidden between stones. Ingests great quantities of mud, diatoms and filamentous algae that it scrapes from the substratum (Ref. 36880).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 28 February 2020 (B1ab(iii,v)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Recorded solely from the country where it is uncommon in the Atlantic sector. Maybe found in neighboring countries (Ref. 36880). Also Ref. 50190.

Entered by: Béarez, Philippe - 22.05.01
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05

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