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  • Loricaria nickeriensis
  • Loricaria nickeriensis
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Scientific Name Loricaria nickeriensis  Isbrücker, 1979
Common Name
Type Locality Fallawatra River, 5 kilometers south-southwest of Stondansie falls, Nickerie District, Suriname.
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 120mm or 4.7" 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: Nickerie and Marowijne River basins.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Nickerie (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 5 (no. 4) (1978), pp 97, Figs. 11-13.
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Last Update 2015 Dec 23 09:32 (species record created: 2015 Dec 22 07:40)