Description:It possesses the characters of the sandy
group and it can be diagnosed within the species of
the sandy group by having the following characters:
elongate naked area at tip of snout reaching the most
anterior pore of the infraorbital sensory canal (vs.
oval naked area at tip of snout, not reaching the
most anterior pore of the infraorbital sensory canal
in Rineloricaria quadrensis, Rineloricaria
strigilata); plain, light brown background
colour (vs. with numerous dark and vermiculated spots
on a light brown background in Rineloricaria strigilata);
shallower body, depth at anal-fin origin 6.0-7.4 (vs.
7.9-9.4% SL in specimens above 10 cm SL in Rineloricaria
cadeae); dorsal caudal-fin unbranched ray not
prolonged (vs. dorsal caudal-fin unbranched ray produced
as a short filament in Rineloricaria catamarcencis);
usually with three series of plates between the lateral
abdominal plates (vs. four of five series in Rineloricaria
catamarcensis and Rineloricaria felipponei);
comparatively larger plates covering the pectoral
girdle, usually 5-6 plates versally and usually three
series of plates between the lateral abdominal plates
(vs. many small platelets covering the pectoral girdle,
usually more than 15 platelets, and four of five series
of plates between the lateral abdominal plates in
Rineloricaria pareiacantha and Rineloricaria
thrissoceps). Habitat:Occurs in watercourses with slow to medium
flow, clear to brown water, sandy or muddy bottom.
Aquarium Care: As with all Rineloricaria
provide long leaved plants or bamboo stalks for them
to hang on to and a sand substrate. Diet:
Omnivore. Vegetable food such as cucumber and other
various foods such as tablet, flake and frozen.
Elongated Whiptail Catfish
Coastal drainages of Rio Grande do Sul State, between
Chuí and Tramandaí, Brazil. Type
locality: Type locality: Banhado do Taim,
município de Rio Grande, RS [Brazil].
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.
2020. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 02/2020 ). Rodriguez, M.S. and R.E. Reis, 2008.
Taxonomic review of Rineloricaria (Loricariidae: Loricariinae)
from the Laguna dos Patos drainage, Southern Brazil,
with the descriptions of two new species and the recognition
of two species groups. Copeia 2008(2):333-349.