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Pareiorhaphis splendens (Bizerril, 1995)

Image contributors to this species:

Caio Feltrin (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

Elongated body shape with a convex dorsal head profile. Pelvic fin spine 33.7-52.4% SL; cleithral width 52.7% SL. Caught in small crevices formed by loose stones; clear and fast flowing water with a gravel and rocks bottom composition. Aquarium Care: Will need a good water flow in the aquarium as found under rocks in fast flowing waters.

Common Name:



Hemipsilichthys splendens


Loricariidae ycipitidae


South America: Cubatão, Itajaí-Açu, Cubatão, Nhundiaquara and São João River basins, Brazil. Type locality: Brazil: State of Santa Catarina, river Cubatão: near to the city of Joinville.


6.5cm. (2½ins)


22-26°c (71-77°f.)




Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2016.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 10/2016 )
Pereira, E.H. and R.E. Reis, 2002. Revision of the loricariid genera Hemipsilichthys and Isbrueckerichthys (Teleostei: Siluriformes), with descriptions of five new species of Hemipsilichthys. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(2):97-146.



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