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Scientific Name Loricaria lata  Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889
Common Name
Type Locality Goias, Brazil.
Pronunciation lorry CAR ee ah
Etymology (Latin)Lorica, Loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather (a suit of armour made of leather). 
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Size 180mm or 7.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification When young, Loricaria spp. can be differentiated from the similar Rineloricaria spp. by their more feathered sucker-mouths. In adults this difference is considerably more evident.
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Distribution South America: Araguaia River basin.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 2)v. 2 - pp36
Aqualog shows Loricaria simillima as L010. Aqualog also presents L010a, known commonly as the red lizard cat. This species is often considered to be a colour morph of Hemiloricaria lanceolota, but reaches a different adult size and exhibits totally different odontodal growth.
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Last Update 2014 Jul 23 10:19 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)