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  • Rhadinoloricaria bahuaja
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Scientific Name Rhadinoloricaria bahuaja  Chang & Castro, 1999
Common Name
Type Locality Río Tambopata, 12°47'05''S, 69°18'55''W, Tambopata Province, Departamento Madre de Dios, Peru
Synonym(s) Crossoloricaria bahuaja
Etymology Greek, rhadinos, -e, -on = soft, flexible + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; 
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Size 164mm or 6.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Distinguished from all other species of Crossoloricaria by having more teeth (4-8 premaxillary and 8-11 mandibular teeth); more coalescing plates (17-20); maxillary barbel longer (68-109 % HL), reaching middle or proximal third of pectoral fin; barbels of lower lip more developed (16-27% HL); interorbital width greater (16-21% HL); and first ray of dorsal, pectoral and pelvic fins produced beyond branched fin rays. Furthermore, it is distinguished from C. rhami by these osteological features: tip of first dorsal-fin pterygiophore passes between paired neural spines of 8th centrum and contacts posterior border of transverse process of 7th centrum; pectoral fin reaches anterior half of pelvic fin; pelvic skeleton with ischiac process of basipterygia elongated, longer than in C. rhami; and last pterygiophore of anal fin bears a bifid posterior process, ending at the middle of haemal spine of 18th centrum.
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Distribution South America: Madre de Dios basin in Peru; Rio Grande and Rio Manuripe in Pando, Bolivia.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Madre de Dios (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré, Upper Mamoré, Guapay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Madre de Dios, Manuripe (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 27.0-28.0°C or 80.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Stomach contents of fish examined in the wild include larvae of aquatic insects, small seeds and debris.
Furniture Occurs in the main river and major tributaries, always over sandy beaches.
Breeding Unreported. Male carries the eggs.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 10 (no. 1) 83 Figs. 1-2
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Last Update 2019 Feb 05 16:42 (species record created: 2005 May 20 00:00)