The genus Dasyloricaria
resembles Rineloricaria (cis-Andean) and
Hemiloricaria (trans-Andean). Description:
Raphael Covain and Sonia Fisch-Muller (2007) distinguished
Dasyloricaria by having abdominal cover with
secondary structure consisting of a double median
row of plates organized in chevrons vs. secondary
structure lacking in Rineloricaria and Hemiloricaria,
abdominal plates weakly organized. (Perez, M.S.).
The head is pointed in the Dasyloricaria
genera. Aquarium Care: It is not
certain if this genera have ever been exported and
if so only in very limited numbers and misadentified.
Related some what to the Spatuloricaria
genus so maybe not the easiest whiptails to keep needing
plenty of room in the aquarium with good water quality
and an oxygen rich environment. Prefers higher temperatures.
Sexual Differences: Sexually mature
males have odonodes around the head and pectoral fins.
The odonodes around the snout are thinner and shorter
than those from the Spatuloricaria species.
Diet: Vegetarian diet, and will also eat
plants in the aquarium. Remarks:
The species Dasyloricaria seminuda is now a synonym
of D. filementosa.
Magdalena River basin and Catatumbo River, Colombia
(Maldonado-Ocampo et al., 2005). Type locality:
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2003. Loricariidae - Loricariinae (Armored catfishes).
p. 330-350. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J.
Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes
of South and Central America. Porto Alegre EDIPUCRS,
Brasil. 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.
2015. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 02/2017 ).