Rineloricaria capitonia is distinguished from
the other species of the genus by the abdomen covered
partly by boards, with three large panels preceding
the preanal plate, previously two to three ellipsoidal
plates series-not reaching the height of insertion
of pectoral-and a set of small plates located below
the gill openings, not contacting the abdominal side
plates. In addition, the following combination helps
to differentiate it from other species: the tip of
the snout with extended nude area After reaching the
previous more pore channel infraorbital sensory, and
a dark stripe on the edge margin of the caudal fin.
Between the sympatric species It resembles the pattern
of abdominal plates R. reisi SP. Nov., from
which it differs by the greatest distance interorbital
( -25.6 21.5% vs. 17-19.9% in CC). Rineloricaria
capitonia resembles R. misionera by
region scapular without plates, but this differs by
area naked snout extended later (vs. not extended).
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,
Rio Alegre and Rio Palmeira (tributary of the Rio
Ijuí) and Rio Passo Fundo in Brazil.
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.