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Scientific Name Metaloricaria nijsseni  (Boeseman, 1976)
Common Name
Type Locality Sipaliwini River, southwestern Suriname.
Etymology (Greek)Meta=With,after + (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.
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Distribution South America: Suriname, Saramacca, Nickerie, and Corantijn River basins.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Suriname (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Saramacca (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Nickerie (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Corintijns (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 2021.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) v. 50 (no. 11), pp170, Pl. 8
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Last Update 2020 Sep 23 13:50 (species record created: 2004 Aug 03 00:00)