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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 165mm or 6.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Males grow short spines in the top of their heads and pectoral fins.
Down arrow Habitat Information
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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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
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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Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 91 (for 1939), pp 244, Figs. 39-41.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 20 02:07 (species record created: 2004 May 19 00:00)