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Jump to next section Summary of Loricaria
Pronounced lorry CAR ee ah
Etymology (Latin)Lorica, Loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather (a suit of armour made of leather).
Identification When young, Loricaria spp. can be differentiated from the similar Rineloricaria spp. by their more feathered sucker-mouths. In adults this difference is considerably more evident.
Size Smallest 81mm, largest 295mm, average 177mm, most commonly 180mm. All SL.
Species There are 16 "species" in the database
Keepers 9 species (56%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Loricaria simillima (43.02%)
2. Loricaria sp. `RIO ATABAPO` (32.56%)
3. Loricaria lata (13.95%)
4. Loricaria birindellii (3.49%)
5. Loricaria cataphracta (2.33%)
6. Loricaria tucumanensis (1.16%)
7. Loricaria lundbergi (1.16%)
8. Loricaria parnahybae (1.16%)
9. Loricaria lentiginosa (1.16%)

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