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Loricaria parnahybae Steindachner, 1907

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

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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. Aquarium Care: Soft substrate such as sand is beneficial. 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: Similar to L. simillima but this species has a shorter snout.

Common Name:

Parnahyba Whiptail


Loricaria piauhiae




South America: Coastal rivers of northeastern Brazil and French Guiana.


16cm. (6½ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.)




Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version



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