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Scientific Name Spatuloricaria atratoensis  Schultz, 1944
Common Name
Type Locality Río Truando, tributary of Río Atrato, Colombia.
Pronunciation spat you lorry CAR ee ah.
Etymology Latin, spatula, spathe = spatula, spatule + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; in reference to the flat bodyshape. 
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Size 338mm or 13.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Adult males are more heavily built with odontodal growth from the cheeks and on the pectoral fin spines which are typically thicker and a little shorter than those found on females. When viewed from above, the male has an isosceles triangle-shaped head, which contrasts with the more equilateral triangle shape seen in females.
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Distribution Atrato River basin, Colombia.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Atrato (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Copeia 1944 (no. 3), pp155.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 28 19:17 (species record created: 2011 Sep 22 10:20)