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  • Loricaria parnahybae
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Scientific Name Loricaria parnahybae  Steindachner, 1907
Common Name Parnahyba Whiptail
Type Locality Rio Parnahyba, Victoria, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Loricaria piauhiae
Pronunciation lorry CAR ee ah
Etymology (Latin)Lorica, Loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather (a suit of armour made of leather). Named for the Rio Parnahyba in Victoria, Brazil.
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Size 160mm or 6.3" 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.

L. parnahybae has a longer snout than the otherwise similar L. simillima.
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution South America: Coastal rivers of northeastern Brazil and French Guiana. Reported also from the Rio Guama.
Southern Atlantic Draining Rivers, North East Brazil Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Guamá (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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Reference Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse v. 44 (no. 10) (for 25 Apr. 1907), pp 153 [2].
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 04:42 (species record created: 2006 Apr 09 00:00)