Distinguished from all other species in the genus
by the following combination of characters: anterior
abdomen covered by plates, except for the area corresponding
to the pectoral girdle, which usually lacks plates,
when present in this region, plates are relatively
small and few; posterior abdomen with a well-developed
preanal plate, bordered anteriorly by a series of
3-5 usually polygonal plates; premaxillary and dentary
teeth with unequal-sized cusps; uppermost caudal ray
not prolonged in a filament; and snout tip with an
oval naked area not reaching the last pore of the
infraorbital sensory canal. Habitat:
Inhabits small streams with swift current over rocky
and sandy bottoms. Active mainly during the night
and seeks shelter between rocks, gravel and crevices
during the day. 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.
Paraná and Uruguay River basins in Argentina.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2019. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 08/2019 ). Rodriguez, M.S. and A.M. Miquelarena,
2005. A new species of Rineloricaria (Siluriformes:
Loricariidae) from the Paraná and Uruguay River
basins, Misiones, Argentina. Zootaxa 945:1-15.