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Scientific Name Loricaria luciae  Thomas, Rodriguez, Carvallaro, Froehlich & Macedo Corrêa E Castro, 2013
Common Names Lucias Whiptail
Lucias Sandmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Paraná basin, Corrientes Province, rio Paraná (left bank) at private park (Club San Martin) near town of Perichon, North of Rt. 12, northeast of Corrientes, 27°25’6.94"S, 58°45’27.47"W, Argentina.
Pronunciation lorry CAR ee ah
Etymology (Latin)Lorica, Loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather (a suit of armour made of leather). luciae: Named for Dr. Lúcia H. Rapp Py-Daniel, Curator of Fishes at Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, for her many contributions Neotropical ichthyology, particularly loricariid taxonomy and systematics.
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Size 189mm or 7.4" 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: throughout the rio Paraguay basin of Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay, south to its confluence with the rio Paraná in Argentina.
La Plata, Paran√°, Paraguay (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 Zootaxa 3745 (no. 3), pp 366, Figs. 1A, 2-4.
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Last Update 2019 Nov 13 12:10 (species record created: 2014 Oct 07 13:53)