it can be diagnosed by the following characters: elongate
naked area at tip of snout reaching the most anterior
pore of the infraorbital sensory canal (vs. oval naked
area at tip of snout, not reaching the most anterior
pore of the infraorbital sensory canal in Rineloricaria
Rineloricaria strigilata b); plain, light
brown background color (vs. with numerous dark and
vermiculated spots on a light brown background in
Rineloricaria strigilata); dorsal unbranched
caudal-fin ray not prolonged (vs. dorsal unbranched
caudal-fin ray produced as a short filament in Rineloricaria
catamarcencis); usually three series of plates
between the lateral abdominal plates (vs. four of
five series in Rineloricaria catamarcensis
and Rineloricaria felipponei); deeper body,
depth at anal-fin origin 7.9-9.4% SL (vs. 6.0-7.4%
SL in Rineloricaria longicauda in specimens
above 10 cm SL); and comparatively larger plates covering
the pectoral girdle, usually 5-6 plates transversally
and usually three series of plates between the lateral
abdominal plates (vs. many small plates covering the
pectoral girdle, usually over 15 platelets, and four
of five series of plates between the lateral abdominal
plates in Rineloricaria pareiacantha and
Rineloricaria thrissoceps. Habitat:
Found in watercourses with slow to fast flow, clear
to brown water, and rocky, sandy, or muddy bottom.
Adults usually inhabit sandy bottom while young individuals
prefer the leaves of marginal vegetation. It possesses
the characters of the sandy group and within the species
sandy group. 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.
Throughout most of the Laguna dos Patos drainage,
Brazil. Type locality: Rio Cadéa
[Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil].
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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.
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www.fishbase.org, ( 02/2020 ). Rodriguez, M.S. and R.E. Reis, 2008.
Taxonomic review of Rineloricaria (Loricariidae: Loricariinae)
from the Laguna dos Patos drainage, Southern Brazil,
with the descriptions of two new species and the recognition
of two species groups. Copeia 2008(2):333-349.