|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Rineloricaria misionera Rodriguez & Miquelarena, 2005|
|Common Name||Whiptail Catfish|
|Type Locality||Arroyo Cuña–Pirú (27°08’S 54°54’W) Cainguás Department, Misiones Province, Argentina.|
|Pronunciation||rhine lor ee kar ee ah.|
|Etymology||Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather. The specific name, misionera, refers to Misiones, the Argentinian Province containing the type-locality.|
|Size||97mm or 3.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Males have enlarged odontodes on the sides of their head, especially on the opercular area, and on the dorsal surface of branched pectoral-fin rays. The pectoral spine and the anterodorsal odontodes are also enlarged.|
|Distribution||South America: Paraná and Uruguay River basins in Argentina.
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|Furniture||In the wild inhabits small streams with swift current over rocky and sandy bottoms. Individuals seek shelter between these rocks, gravel, and crevices during the day, and are active mainly during the night.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Zootaxa 945: 1–15 (2005)|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 28 17:06 (species record created: 2010 Jul 04 05:28)|