|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Loricaria cataphracta Linnaeus, 1758|
|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).|
|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.|
|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 Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1, pp 307.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 03 06:36 (species record created: 2004 May 15 00:00)|