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Scientific Name Loricaria spinulifera  Thomas & Rapp Py-Daniel, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Jauaperi, 8.3 kilometers upstream from confluence with the rio Negro, 9.6 kilometers upstream from S. Francisco, 1°35'08.4''S, 61°28'34.9''W, Amazonas, 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 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: Rio Negro and from the lower rio Branco downstream to the mouth of the rio Negro, including the lower rio Jauaperi in Brazil.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco, Lower Branco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding Feeds in nature on insect larvae.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 6 (no. 3), pp 381, Figs. 2, 3a-c, 4b.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 02:21 (species record created: 2008 Dec 20 11:26)