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Rineloricaria latirostris  (Boulenger, 1900)

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (2) Hans-Georg Evers (3) Karl-Heinz Dau (1 stamp)

ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Etymology = genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

Aquarium Care: R. latirostris adapts to its surroundings to the colouration of the substrate that it is sitting on. The third thumbnail down shows this trait. Better to be kept at the cool end of tropical temperatures due to the proximity that it is found in. Remarks: Loricaria latirostris treated as valid following first reviser action of Regan (1904b: 283).

Common Name:

Bristly whiptail catfish


Loricaria latirostris, Loricaria paulina, Rineloricaria paulina


Loricariidae ycipitidae


South America: Upper Paraná River basin.: Type locality: Southern Brazil, Province São Paulo, Mogy-guassu River about 250 miles inland of Santos.


20cm. (8ins)


18-22°c (63-71°f.)




Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Evers, H.-G. & I.Seidel: Mergus, Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn., 2005. Pp.944.



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