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Scientific Name Rineloricaria heteroptera  Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1976
Common Name Whiptail Catfish
Type Locality Near Manaus, Amazon River, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Leliella heteroptera
Pronunciation rhine lor ee kar ee ah.
Etymology Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather. 
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Size 133mm or 5.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Amazon River basin near Manaus, Brazil.
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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zoologischer Anzeiger v. 196 (no. 1-2), pp 112, Figs. 1-4.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 21 10:08 (species record created: 2011 Feb 02 16:51)