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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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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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Reference Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15, pp 480.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 28 16:42 (species record created: 2008 Nov 22 02:47)