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Loricaria nickeriensis Isbrücker, 1979

Image contributors to this species:

Karsten Schönherr (1) Nick van Lier (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory

 

Relevant Information:

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. Males have an enlarged lower lip which aids the guarding of the cluster of eggs. Aquarium care: Soft substrate such as sand is beneficial. High oxygen levels, frequent water changes and strong filtration is called upon. Provide plants and bogwood for shelter. Diet: aufwuchs feeder.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None 

Family:

Loricariidae

Distribution:

Suriname: Nickerie and Marowijne River basins.

Size:

15cm. (6ins)

Temp:

25-29°c (77-85°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

Baensch, H.A. and R. Riehl, 1991. Aquarien atlas. Bd. 3. Melle: Mergus, Verlag für Natur-und Heimtierkunde, Germany. 1104 p.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2014.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 11/2015 )
http://www.l-welse.com/reviewpost/showproduct.php/product/899

 

 

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                                                                                          updated = November 8, 2018 © ScotCat 1997-2018