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Scientific Name Loricaria cataphracta  Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name L062
Type Locality Mouth of Marowijne R., near Galibi, 5°45'N, 54°00'W, Suriname.
Synonym(s) Loricaria carinata, Loricaria cirrhosa, Loricaria dentata, Loricaria dura, Loricaria setifera, Plecostomus flagellaris
Pronunciation lorry CAR ee ah - cat ah frak tah
Etymology (Latin)Lorica, Loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather (a suit of armour made of leather). 
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Size 295mm or 11.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin and coastal rivers of the Guianas.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Nhamundá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Systema Nat. ed. 10v. 1 - pp307
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Last Update 2008 Feb 24 13:24 (species record created: 2004 May 15 00:00)