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Scientific Name Rineloricaria isaaci  Rodriguez & Miquelarena, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Los Loros stream, about 31°52'S, 58°14'W, Uruguay River drainage, Entre Ríos Province, Argentina.
Pronunciation rhine lor ee kar ee ah.
Etymology Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather. The specific name, isaaci, was given in honour of Isaac J. H. Isbrucker, for his studies on the family Loricariidae and especially on the subfamily loricariinae.
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Size 102mm or 4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Rineloricaria isaaci can be distinguished from all other Rineloricaria by having a long, naked area along the lateral part of the snout.
Sexing Mature males have long pectoral and pelvic fins. A more subtle difference is that while the profile of the head is triangular with a rounded snout in dorsal view, females heads have straight sides whilst in mature males they are convex.
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Distribution South America: Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Uruguay River Basin.
La Plata, Uruguay, Lower Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Furniture Inhabits watercourses with clear water, rocky and sandy bottoms, with irregularly distributed small stones, cobbles and boulders.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal of Fish Biology v. 73, pp 1436, Fig. 1, 2c, 3a, 4, 5, 6.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:14 (species record created: 2009 Aug 22 04:24)