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Scientific Name Loricaria clavipinna  Fowler, 1940
Common Name
Type Locality Contamana, Ucayali River basin, Peru.
Type Locality Notes Type locality approximated from narrative in original description and modern location of Contamana, 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.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 91 (for 1939), pp 247, Figs. 44-47.
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Last Update 2021 Jul 29 02:00 (species record created: 2013 Sep 07 17:12)