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Hemiloricaria wolfei (Fowler, 1940)

Image contributors to this species:

Hans-Georg Evers (1) Mitsuhiro Iwamoto (3)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Species   

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Relevant information:

This species is still listed in Fishbase and the Catalog of Fishes as Rineloricaria wolfei but the name is currently accepted in some quarters as Hemiloricaria wolfei. Issbrücker (Issbrücker in Issbrücker et al, 2001) declared the synonymity of Rineloricaria and Hemiloricaria as no longer valid, and the latter again as an independent genus.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: Reported as quite an easy species to keep and breed. Provide tubes of approx. 2cm for breeding. Diet: Omnivore. Vegetable food such as cucumber and other various foods such as tablet, flake and frozen. More information on this species can be found in the Catfish Atlas voluime 1 as referenced.

Common Name:



Rineloricaria wolfei




Peru: Ucayali River basin. Type locality: Ucayali River basin, Contamana, Peru.


12cm. (4¾ins)


25-28°c (77-83°f.)




Evers, H.-G. & I.Seidel: Mergus, Baensch Catfish Atlas Volume 1, 1st English edn., 2005. Pp.944.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.



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