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Rineloricaria sanga Ghazzi, 2008

Image contributors to this species:

Miriam S. Ghazzi (1)

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Etymology = genus Etymology = species

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Relevant Information:

Description: Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal soft rays: 6. Body flattened, strongly depressed in caudal peduncle, tapering posteriorly from the pectoral fins. Slightly convex dorsal profile of tip of snout to insertion of the dorsal fin, declining slightly to become straight at the end of the caudal peduncle. Previous profile of head triangular in dorsal view. Conspicuous odontodes on the head and pre-dorsal region, arranged in rows on the pterótico compound; developed on the sides of the head of sexually mature males. The tip of the snout with small naked area oval not reaching the more pore infraorbital sensory channel in front of bottom margin of the muzzle. Crest originated at the tip of the snout, forked interorbital region. Couple of divergent crests the parieto-and supraoccipital pre-dorsal conspicuous; Crest conspicuous in the three plates situated laterally of each side of pre-dorsal plates. The upper rim of the orbit protruding, extending earlier; slot pósorbital with about half of the eye or little larger; orbit 1.1 times in the interorbital distance. Eye rounded to oval, partially covered by a rainbow small 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. Remarks: More information in the referenced paper (Ghazzi, 2008).

Common Name:







South America: known only from the vicinity of Iraí in Rio Uruguay basin, Brazil.


10.0cm. (4ins)


20-24°c (67-75°f.)




Ghazzi, M.S., 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. www.fishbase.org, version



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