Similar to Loricaria
the same location. Both species differ in colouration
particularly on the markings to the head and dorsum.
L. lentiginosa has a more intense pigmentation
to the head and dorsum which is covered by blotches
and dots. Aquarium Care: Can be a
difficult species to keep as they get quite large
and need cool temperatures and a strong current. Diet:
Herbivore. Feeds on periphyton growing on the rocky
bottom of the river.
Brazil, Upper Paraná River drainage, La Plata
basin. Type locality: Brazil, Est.
São Paulo, Rio Piracicaba through River Tietê,
Rio Paraná system.
Evers, H.-G. &
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. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.