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Dasyloricaria filamentosa (Steindachner, 1878)

Image contributors to this species:

Mark Sabaj Perez (3)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

The genus Dasyloricaria resembles Rineloricaria (cis-Andean) and Hemiloricaria (trans-Andean). 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. 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. Prefers higher temperatures.

Common Name:



Loricaria filamentosa




South America: Magdalena River basin and Catatumbo River, Colombia (Maldonado-Ocampo et al., 2005). Type locality: Magdalenen-Stromes [Colombia].


26.0cm. (10¼ins)


22-25°c (71-77°f.)




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 ).



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