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Rineloricaria reisi Ghazzi, 2008

Image contributors to this species:

Miriam S. Ghazzi (1)

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Relevant Information:

Description: Rineloricaria reisi is distinguished from other species of the genus by the abdomen partially covered by a set of irregular series small plates, decreasing in the previous sense and preceding the preanal plate, not reaching the height of insertion of the pectoral fins; for the waist area bare shoulder and a set of small plates located below the gill openings by contacting abdominal side plates. In addition, the following combination helps to differentiate it from other species: the tip of the snout with a bare oval area is not extending later and pectoral fins reaching the first third to half of the pelvic fins . Rineloricaria reisi resembles R. misionera by the abdomen partially covered plates, but in this last species the abdominal series contact plates side abdominal (which does not occur in R. reisi); differs from R. maquinensis not present rectangular plates along the base of the pelvic fins, characteristics of that species. 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: Rio Piratini and Rio Conceição of the Rio Uruguay basin in Brazil.


20.0cm. (8ins)


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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