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  • Rineloricaria uracantha
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Scientific Name Rineloricaria uracantha  (Kner, 1863)
Common Name
Type Locality Río Chagres, Panama.
Synonym(s) Fonchiichthys uracantha, Loricaria bransfordi, Loricaria uracantha
Pronunciation rhine lor ee kar ee ah.
Etymology Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather. 
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Size 165mm or 6.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Central America: Atlantic and Pacific versant rivers.
Panama Pacific Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
El Salvador Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Costa Rica Pacific Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Panama Caribbean Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding Feeds mainly on detritus and some aquatic invertebrates.
Furniture Inhabits rivers and creeks of moderate velocity, living fixed to branches or stones where they scrape off algae and its attached microbiota.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München 1863, v. 2.
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Last Update 2019 Jun 14 10:26 (species record created: 2010 Jan 17 09:42)