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Scientific Name Spatuloricaria euacanthagenys  Isbrücker, 1979
Common Name Longtail Pleco
Type Locality Morelia, Rio Caquetá drainage, 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 520mm or 20.5" 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.
General Remarks Caquetá River basin, Colombia.
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Distribution
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Japurá, Caquetá (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 5 (no. 4), pp113, Figs. 24-26, 27b.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 28 19:18 (species record created: 2011 Sep 22 10:37)