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  • Rineloricaria morrowi
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Scientific Name Rineloricaria morrowi  Fowler, 1940
Common Name
Type Locality Contamana, Río Ucayali basin, Peru.
Synonym(s) Hemiloricaria morrowi
Pronunciation rhine lor ee kar ee ah. - more row wee.
Etymology Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather. 
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Size 130mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Males grow short spines in the top of their heads and pectoral fins.
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Distribution South America: Ucayali River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Adaptable omnivores, these fish will eat most foods from cucumber or zucchini slices to frozen bloodworm or dry flake foods.
Furniture The fish should be provided with half-pipe type refuges which also often be used as spawning sites.
Compatibility Peaceful and not territorial.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila. v. 91 (for 1939) 244 Figs. 39-41
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Last Update 2019 Jul 17 13:43 (species record created: 2004 May 19 00:00)