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Loricaria lentiginosa  Isbrücker, 1979

Image contributors to this species:

Hans-Georg Evers (1) Danny Blundell (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = genus

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Relevant Information:

Common in the Rio Pardo in Brazil, a clear water tributary of the Mogi Guacu. Aquarium Care: Grows very large and would need a large aquarium with cool water and a strong current to house this species. 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. Remarks: L. lentiginosa and L. prolixa are quite difficult to tell apart and its quite possible that they may be one and the same species. If so L. lentiginosa would become a synonym of L. prolixa.

Common Name:



Loricaria prolixa lentiginosa  


Loricariidae ycipitidae


Brazil: Upper Paraná River basin. Type locality: Brésil, Est. Sao Paulo, haut bassin du Rio Parana, Represa de Volta Grande, Rio Grande.


50cm. (20ins)


16-22°c (59-71°f.)




Evers, H.-G. & I.Seidel: Mergus, Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn., 2005. Pp.944.



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