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Crossoloricaria venezuelae (Schultz, 1944)

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Mark Sabaj Perez (2)

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Relevant Information:

This genus is similar looking to the Pseudohemiodon genera but the latter has bony plates on the underneath wheras Crossiloricaria is nearly naked apart from a line of small platelets along the medial ventral line. Aquarium Care: Provide hiding places and a sandy substrate where this species likes to bury itself. Diet: Insect larvae.

Common Name:



Loricaria variegata venezuelae


Loricariidae ycipitidae


South America : Lake Maracaibo drainage (Schultz, 1944); also Magdalena River basin, Colombia. Type locality: Río Palmar at the bridge about 70
km southwest of Maracaibo [Venezuela].


18cm. (7ins)


22-26°c (71-79°f.)




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Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2016.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 10/2016 )
Burgess, W.E., 1989. An atlas of freshwater and marine catfishes. A preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey (USA). 784 p.



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