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Scientific Name Planiloricaria cryptodon  (Isbrücker, 1971)
Common Names Spoon Face Whiptail
Maulbruetender Hexenwels (Germany)
Type Locality Río Ucayali, near Pucallpa, Peru.
Synonym(s) Pseudohemiodon cryptodon
Pronunciation PLAN ee lorry KAR ee ah - krip toe dawn
Etymology (Latin)Planus=Flat + (Latin)lorica, loricare=cuirass of corslet of leather(a suit of armour made of leather). 
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Article Link - Shane's World Species Notes on Planiloricaria cryptodon
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Size 215mm or 8.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Amazon drainage, Ucayali, Purus, and Mamoré River basins.
Amazon, Upper 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)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Purus (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.0 - 7.2
Temperature 22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 2-10.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Bonner Zoologische Beiträge v. 21 (no. 3/4) (1970), pp 278, Figs. 3-8.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 22 06:12 (species record created: 2001 Jun 03 00:00)