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Scientific Name Loricariichthys anus  (Valenciennes, 1835)
Common Name
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)

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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 2019 Oct 13 03:40 (species record created: 2010 Aug 05 19:59)