There are two undescrbed Rineloricaria
species that occur in Suriname, one species is known
from the Corantijn and Nickerie rivers and the second
species is known from the Marowijne River (R. Covain).
This species can still be found under Hemiloricaria
stewarti. Issbrücker (Issbrücker in
Issbrücker et al, 2001) declared the synonymity
of Rineloricaria and Hemiloricaria
as no longer valid, and the latter again as an independent
genus. The differences between the two genera are
based on the positions of the males bristles and the
top caudal filament on adult Hemiloricaria
which is absent on Rinelolricaria. Habitat:
Lives in forest creeks where the water is clear and
fast moving with medium sunny conditions, shallow
depth (10-60 cm) and sandy-rocky substrate along with
Moenkhausia oligolepis and Phenacogaster
cf. megalostictus. Sexual Diferences:
Mature males develop some odontodes on each side of
the head as well as some odontodes elongated towards
the back of the interorbitals. Aquarium Care:
Habitat in the wild is forest creeks with moderate
current, sandy bottom and clear water. Diet:Omnivore. Vegetable food such as cucumber
and other various foods such as tablet, flake and
Loricaria stewarti, Hemiloricaria
Coastal rivers of the Guianas and upper Branco River
basin: French Guiana, Guyana and Suriname. Type
locality: Chipoo Creek, a tributary of the
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