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Scientific Name Loricaria clavipinna  Fowler, 1940
Common Name
Type Locality Contamana, Ucayali River basin, Peru.
Pronunciation lorry CAR ee ah
Etymology (Latin)Lorica, Loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather (a suit of armour made of leather). 
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Size 180mm or 7.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification When young, Loricaria spp. can be differentiated from the similar Rineloricaria spp. by their more feathered sucker-mouths. In adults this difference is considerably more evident.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 91 (for 1939), pp 247, Figs. 44-47.
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Last Update 2014 Aug 18 03:47 (species record created: 2013 Sep 07 17:12)