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Rineloricaria anhaguapitan Ghazzi, 2008

Image contributors to this species:

Miriam S. Ghazzi (1)

ScotCat Sources:

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Relevant Information:

Description: Rineloricaria anhanguapitan is distinguished from other species of the genus by the region of bare shoulder girdle and abdomen completely covered for 3-5 sets of plates not reaching the height of insertion of the pectoral fins, with an elongated plate or two to three shorter than this, contacting laterally the first lateral abdominal plate. In addition to the following combination helps to differentiate it from the other species: the tip of the snout with extended nude area. After reaching the previous more pore channel extending earlier to orbits, forked between the nostrils. Couple of different crests of the parietosupraoccipital and pre-dorsal. The upper rim of the orbit highlight, extending earlier; postorbital with about half of the eye; orbit 1.1 times in the interorbital distance. Rounded to oval eye, partially covered by a small iris diverticulum. Aquarium Care: As with all Rineloricaria 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. Remarks: More information in the referenced paper (Ghazzi, 2008).

Common Name:







South America: Tributaries of the Rio Passo Fundo of the upper Rio Uruguay, Brazil.


12.5cm. (5ins)


20-24°c (67-75°f.)




Ghazzi, M.S., 2008. Nine new species of the genus Rineloricaria (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from Uruguay River, southern Brazil. Iheringia, Ser. Zool. 98(1):100-122.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version



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