Description:Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal soft rays:
6. Body flattened, strongly depressed in caudal peduncle,
tapering posteriorly from the pectoral fins. Slightly
convex dorsal profile of tip of snout to insertion
of the dorsal fin, declining slightly to become straight
at the end of the caudal peduncle. Previous head profile
in dorsal view approximately triangular. Conspicuous
odontodes on the head and prr-dorsal region, arranged
in rows set in pterótico compound, quite developed
in sides of head of sexually mature males. The tip
of the snout with bare oval area not reaching the
most anterior sensory canal pore infraorbital in bottom
margin of the snout. Crest originated at the tip of
the muzzle, forked between the nostrils. Pair of ridges
divergent of the parieto-and supraoccipital pre-dorsal
conspicuous. 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.
More information in the referenced paper (Ghazzi,
Rio Piratini of the Rio Uruguay basin in Rio Grande
do Sul, 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.