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Scientific Name Loricaria pumila  Thomas & Rapp Py-Daniel, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Pará, 15.5 kilometers downstream of Curralinho, 9.4 kilometers upstream from Paquetá, 1°48'03.0''S, 49°39'53''W, Pará State, 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 81mm or 3.2" 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: Brazil in Rio Amazonas near the mouth of rio Tapajós and rio Pará adjacent to and including lower rio Tocantins.
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós, Lower Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding Feeds in nature on insects and their larvae.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 6 (no. 3), pp 386, Figs. 3c-d, 4a, 7a-b.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 02:21 (species record created: 2008 Dec 20 11:25)