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Scientific NameHemiloricaria fallax  (Steindachner, 1915)
Common Name(s)Whiptail Catfish
Type LocalityIgarapé de Carauná, Amazon R. basin, Est. Rpraía, Brazil, elev. 200 m.
Synonym(s)Loricaria fallax, Rineloricaria fallax
Pronunciationhem ee lorry CAR ee ah.
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Size 157mm or 6.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionSouth America: Upper Rupununi and Branco River basins.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Rupununi, Upper Rupununi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH5.8 - 7.8
Temperature25.0-29.0°C or 77-84.2°F (Show others within this range)
Other ParametersdH 20.
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ReferencesDenkschr. Akad. Wiss. Wien v. 93 101 [87] Pl. 13 (figs. 1-4)
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Last Update2010 Jun 15 15:42 (species record created: 2001 Nov 23 00:00)