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Down arrow Summary of Spatuloricaria
Pronounced spat you lorry CAR ee ah.
Etymology Latin, spatula, spathe = spatula, spatule + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; in reference to the flat bodyshape.
Sexing Adult males are more heavily built with odontodal growth from the cheeks and on the pectoral fin spines which are typically thicker and a little shorter than those found on females. When viewed from above, the male has an isosceles triangle-shaped head, which contrasts with the more equilateral triangle shape seen in females.
Size Smallest 80mm, largest 520mm, average 299mm, most commonly 400mm. All SL.
Species There are 19 "species" in the database
Keepers 5 species (26%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Spatuloricaria caquetae (29.41%)
2. Spatuloricaria puganensis (23.53%)
3. Spatuloricaria tuira (23.53%)
4. Spatuloricaria sp. `RIO NANAY` (11.76%)
5. Spatuloricaria sp. `RIO SAN ALEJANDRO` (11.76%)
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