This genera is identified by the teeth of the upper
mandible being twice as long as the lower mandible.
The upper lip is short, its edge covered by numerous
thin, simple, bifurcate or, more rarely, trifurcate
barbels. The lower lip has small papillae with long
filaments along the edge. The leading ray of the pectoral
fins are longer and the upper first spine of the caudal
fin is extended. This species is very similar to Loricaria
the Guyana highlands and Loricaria
simillima. Breeding is similar
(read more in Evers, H.-G. & I.Seidel in reference).
Not the easiest of genera to identify to species.
Aquarium Care: Not quite as sensitive
to poor water quality as L. cataphracta but
still should be acclimatised slowly for the home aquarium.
Diet: Carnivore: feed with tablets,
pellets, insect larvae, zooplankton and shrimps. A
varied diet is important to this species and genus.
South America:Brazil, Araguaia River basin. Type
locality: Goyaz, Brazil.
All L-Numbers Datz
Care & Diet. Evers, H.-G. & I.Seidel: Mergus,
Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn., 2005.