Distinguished from all other
species in the genus by the following combination
of characters: anterior abdomen covered by plates,
except for the area corresponding to the pectoral
girdle, which usually lacks plates, when present in
this region, plates are relatively small and few;
posterior abdomen with a well-developed preanal plate,
bordered anteriorly by a series of 3-5 usually polygonal
plates; premaxillary and dentary teeth with unequal-sized
cusps; uppermost caudal ray not prolonged in a filament;
and snout tip with an oval naked area not reaching
the last pore of the infraorbital sensory canal. Inhabits
small streams with swift current over rocky and sandy
bottoms. Active mainly during the night and seeks
shelter between rocks, gravel and crevices during
the day. 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.
Paraná and Uruguay River basins in Argentina.
Rodriguez, M.S. and
A.M. Miquelarena, 2005. A new species of
Rineloricaria (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the
Paraná and Uruguay River basins, Misiones,
Argentina. Zootaxa 945:1-15. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2019.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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