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Scientific Name Loricariichthys anus  (Valenciennes, 1835)
Common Names Long-lipped Whiptail Catfish
Langlæbet Sandsugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Río de la Plata near Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Synonym(s) Loricaria anus
Pronunciation lorry CARRY ICK thiss
Etymology Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather + Greek, ichthys = fish 
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Size 460mm or 18.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Coastal rivers of southern Brazil and from the Uruguay and lower Paraná River basins.
La Plata, Paraná, Lower Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Uruguay, Lower Uruguay, Negro (Lower Uruguay) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Southern Atlantic Draining Rivers, Samborombon Bay, Salado (Buenos Aires) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding In general, Loricariichthys show a varied diet including a lot of detritus and sediments, plus algae, microcrustaceans, fungi, plant remains, and larval insects.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale, pp Pl. 6 (fig. 1).
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Last Update 2021 Jan 27 10:51 (species record created: 2010 Aug 05 19:59)