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Scientific Name Loricaria lundbergi  Thomas & Py-Daniel, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Negro, 4.3 kilometers downstream of Carvoeiro, 37.0 kilometers upstream of Moura, 1°20'26.5''S, 61°55'19.0''W, Amazon River drainage, Amazonas, Brazil.
Pronunciation lorry CAR ee ah
Etymology (Latin)Lorica, Loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather (a suit of armour made of leather). In honour of Dr. John G. Lundberg, Curator and Chaplin Chair of Ichthyology, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
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Size 138mm or 5.4" 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: geographically disparate localities in the Rio Negro system in Brazil and Venezuela.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding In nature feeding on insect larvae, e.g. blood worms (Chironomidae).
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Neotrop. ichthyol. vol.6 no.3
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Last Update 2014 Jun 29 09:13 (species record created: 2008 Dec 20 11:24)