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Hemiloricaria morrowi (Fowler, 1940)

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1) Mitsuhiro Iwamoto (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

This species is still listed in Fishbase and the Catalog of Fishes as Rineloricaria morrowi but the name is currently accepted in some quarters as Hemiloricaria morrowi. Issbrücker (Issbrücker in Issbrücker et al, 2001) declared the synonymity of Rineloricaria and Hemiloricaria as no longer valid, and the latter again as an independent genus.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: Not an easy species to keep with excessive demands on good water quality. Prefers water movement in the aquarium. Diet: Omnivore. Vegetable food such as cucumber and other various foods such as tablet, flake and frozen.

Common Name:



Rineloricaria morrowi




South America: Ucayali River basin, Peru. Type Locality: Ucayali River basin, Contamana, Peru.


16.5cm. (6½ins)


20-24°c (67-75°f.)




Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.www.fishbase.org, ( 06/2018 )
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
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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