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Scientific Name Spatuloricaria euacanthagenys  Isbrücker, 1979
Common Name Longtail Pleco
Type Locality Morelia, Río 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 South America: Caquetá River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Japurá, Caquetá (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 Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 5 (no. 4) [for 1978], pp 113, Figs. 24-26, 27b.
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