|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Loricaria simillima Regan, 1904|
|Common Names||Marbled Whiptail
|Type Locality||Canelos, eastern Ecuador.|
|Pronunciation||lorry CAR ee ah - sim ill ee mah|
|Etymology||(Latin)Lorica, Loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather (a suit of armour made of leather).|
- Shane's World Reproduction Notes on a spawning of Loricaria simillima
|Size||180mm or 7.1" 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.
A very variable species that is widely distributed through differing habitats across the several countries and river systems.
|Distribution||South America: Amazon, Orinoco and La Plata River basins.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||5.6 - 7.8|
|Temperature||24.0-27.0°C or 75.2-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Imports from black water require a lower pH and softer water. The more common whitewater export (which tends to be form that reproduces more readily) will happily tolerate pH 6.4 to 7.8.|
|Breeding||See Shane's World article (link below).|
|Breeding Reports||There are 3 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|Reference||Transactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 17 (pt 3, no. 1), pp 292, Pl. 17 (fig. 2).|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 17 13:45 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)|