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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 350mm, average 189mm, most commonly 180mm. All SL.
Species There are 17 "species" in the database
Keepers 10 species (58%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Loricaria simillima (41.86%)
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%)
10. Loricaria prolixa (1.16%)

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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Loricaria species


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