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Rineloricaria capitonia Ghazzi, 2008

Image contributors to this species:

Miriam S. Ghazzi (2)

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Relevant Information:

Description: 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, 2008).

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South America: Rio Alegre and Rio Palmeira (tributary of the Rio Ijuí) and Rio Passo Fundo in Brazil.


19.0cm. (7½ins)


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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