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Scientific Name Rineloricaria daraha  Rapp Py-Daniel & Fichberg, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Daraã, cachoeira do Aracu, 0°25'00"S, 64°46'59"W, Amazonas, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Hemiloricaria daraha
Pronunciation rhine lor ee kar ee ah.
Etymology Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather. The specific epithet daraha (Daraá in Portuguese) refers to the type locality.
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Size 201mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Per the original description, Rineloricaria daraha is distinguished from all its congeners by having seven branched pectoral-fin rays (vs. six).
Sexing Males have patches of odontodes on side of head and thicker pectoral spines that are heavily covered with odontodes.
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Distribution South America: Brazil. Only known from cataracts of the rio Daraá (cachoeira do Aracu, Pacu and Panãpanã), a tributary to the rio Negro, in the state of Amazonas, northwestern Brazil
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Middle Negro, Daraá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro, Paca (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 6 (no. 3), pp 340, Figs. 1-3.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 11 12:54 (species record created: 2009 Jan 25 05:16)