Redescribed in Cuvier &
Valenciennes (1840: 470 (347 in Strasbourg deluxe
edition) from two specimens, with locality stated
as: sur les bordes de la rivière de La Plata
près de Buénos-Ayres. Lectotype designation
by Isbrücker (1979a: 113) of MNHN a-9456 (396
mm) would be valid, if illustrated specimen can not
be identified. Description: In this
genera, which is not seen very often in the hobby,
the upper lips are small and the edges slightly frayed.
Reproduction: In sexually active
males the lips are transformed into large dermal lobes
which are used to hold the eggs after spawning.
Aquarium Care: Keep on a sandy substrate
with branchwork. Reasonably easy to keep wirh regular
good husbandry. Diet: Omnivore: Dry
foods, algae wafers, Spirulina and normal tablet foods.
Frozen foods, Artemia nauplii, glass worms
and Daphnia. Remarks:
The bottom of the location image was a combination
of sand and mud (P. Petersen 2021).
Long-lipped Whiptail Catfish
Coastal rivers of southern Brazil and from the Uruguay
and lower Paraná River basins. Type
Locality: Río de la Plata near Buenos
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. 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. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2015. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 10/2015 ).