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Scientific Name Loricariichthys platymetopon  Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979
Common Name
Type Locality Lago de Ypacarai, San Bernardino, 25°16'S, 57°16'W, Río Paraguay system, Paraguay.
Pronunciation lorry CARRY ICK thiss - plah tee meat oh pon
Etymology Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather + Greek, ichthys = fish This specific epithet refers to its flat (platys=flat) forehead (metopon=forehead, brow).
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Size 300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: an incredibly wide distribution from the La Plata River basin right up into Northern Venezuela.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 25.0-29.0°C or 77-84.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding In general, Loricariichthys show a varied diet including a lot of detritus and sediments, plus algae, microcrustaceans, fungi, plant remains, and larval insects.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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References Bijdr. Dierkd. v. 48 (no. 2) 203 Figs. 7-8
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Last Update 2008 Apr 25 02:30 (species record created: 2001 Jul 13 00:00)