This species is still listed
in Fishbase and the Catalog of Fishes as Rineloricaria
eigenmanni but the name is currently accepted
in some quarters as Hemiloricaria eigenmanni.
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and Hemiloricaria as no longer valid,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. Aquarium
Care: As with all Rineloricaria/Hemiloricaria
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. Breeding:
females lay their eggs in pipes and tubes.
Loricaria eigenmanni, Rineloricaria
Venezuela. Type locality: Sarare
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. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2019.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 08/2019 )