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Spatuloricaria gymnogaster (Eigenmann & Vance, 1912)

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (4)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus  

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information: 

The Spatuloricria genera all grow to a considerable length and are not the easiest Loricaria species to keep in the home aquarium. Good water quality and a spacious tank are a must and also the water needs to be well oxygenated. Diet: A mixed diet, foods that will find their way to the substrate.

Common Name:



Loricaria gymnogaster


Loricariidae ycipitidae


Colombia: Upper Magdalena River basin. Type locality: Apulo, Colombia.


25cm. (10ins)


24-28°c (75-83°f.)




Evers, H.-G. & I.Seidel: Mergus, Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn., 2005. Pp.944
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2015.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 04/2015 )
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2003. Loricariidae - Loricariinae (Armored catfishes). p. 330-350. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre EDIPUCRS, Brasil.



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