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Rineloricaria setepovos Ghazzi, 2008

Image contributors to this species:

Miriam S. Ghazzi (1)

ScotCat Sources:

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Relevant Information:

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. Remarks: More information in the referenced paper (Ghazzi, 2008).

Common Name:







South America: Rio Piratini of the Rio Uruguay basin in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.


10.5cm. (4¼ins)


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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