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Scientific Name Rineloricaria stewarti  (Eigenmann, 1909)
Common Name Stewart's Whiptail Catfish
Type Locality Chipoo Creek, Ireng R. system, Guyana.
Synonym(s) Hemiloricaria stewarti, Loricaria stewarti
Pronunciation rhine lor ee kar ee ah.
Etymology Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather. 
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Males grow short spines in the top of their heads and pectoral fins.
General Remarks Lives in forest creeks where the water is clear and fast moving with medium sunny conditions, shallow depth (10-60 cm) and sandy-rocky substrate along with Corydoras guianensis, Moenkhausia oligolepis and Phenacogaster cf. megalostictus. Like R. cf. platyura, mature males develop some odontodes on each side of the head as well as some odontodes elongated towards the back of the interorbitals.
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution South America: Coastal rivers of the Guianas.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne, Upper Marowijne, Grand Inini (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.0 - 8.0
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°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 Ann. Carnegie Mus. v. 6 (no. 1) 9
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Last Update 2019 Jun 23 05:48 (species record created: 2005 Feb 09 00:00)