Rineloricaria anhanguapitan is distinguished
from other species of the genus by the region of bare
shoulder girdle and abdomen completely covered for
3-5 sets of plates not reaching the height of insertion
of the pectoral fins, with an elongated plate or two
to three shorter than this, contacting laterally the
first lateral abdominal plate. In addition to the
following combination helps to differentiate it from
the other species: the tip of the snout with extended
nude area. After reaching the previous more pore channelextending earlier to orbits, forked between
the nostrils. Couple of different crests of the parietosupraoccipital
and pre-dorsal. The upper rim of the orbit highlight,
extending earlier; postorbital with about half of
the eye; orbit 1.1 times in the interorbital distance.
Rounded to oval eye, partially covered by a small
iris diverticulum. Aquarium Care:
As with all Rineloricaria provide long leaved
plants or bamboo stalks for them to hang on to. Diet:
Omnivore. Vegetable food such as cucumber and other
various foods such as tablet, flake and frozen.
More information in the referenced paper (Ghazzi,
Tributaries of the Rio Passo Fundo of the upper Rio
2008. Nine new species of the genus Rineloricaria
(Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from Uruguay River, southern
Brazil. Iheringia, Ser. Zool. 98(1):100-122. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.