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Scientific Name Rhinelepis strigosa  Valenciennes, 1840
Common Name
Type Locality Paraná and other rivers of Corrientes Province, Argentina
Synonym(s) Rhinelepis paraguensis
Etymology Greek, rhinos = nose + Greek, lepis = scale 
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Size 400mm or 15.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Paraná and Uruguay River basins.
La Plata, Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding No reports of breeding in captivity. It appears that this species doesn't care for the brood in the traditional cave-breeding manner that other loricarid species does, but rather that the eggs are released in running water and allowed to disperse, similar to many non-brood-caring species.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Historie naturelle des poissons. Tome Sixième, Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:480
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Last Update 2009 Oct 09 03:27 (species record created: 2008 Nov 22 02:47)