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Rineloricaria tropeira Ghazzi, 2008

Image contributors to this species:

Miriam S. Ghazzi (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = genus Etymology = species

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Relevant Information:

Rineloricaria tropeira is distinguished from other species of the genus by the waist bare shoulder and the abdomen partially covered by boards, preanal plate preceded by a set of series irregular plates not reaching the height of insertion the last branched pectoral fin ray. In addition to the following combination helps to differentiate it from the other species: the tip of the snout with a bare area oval not extending to the rear, and head crests dorsal crests inconspicuous and pectoral fins reaching the first third of the pelvis. Rineloricaria tropeira resembles R. misionera by anterior abdomen without plates, but presents the peduncle longer (51.9 -57.4% versus -53.1 44.1% CP) and not small plates in the girdle that can occur in R. misionera. 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.

Common Name:







South America: Tributaries of the Rio Pelotas and Rio Canoas of the upper Rio Uruguay basin in Southern Brazil.


10cm. (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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