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.
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,
Rio Piratini and Rio Conceição of the
Rio Uruguay basin 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.