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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.
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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.
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution South America: Paraná and Uruguay River basins in Argentina.
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)