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Scientific Name Loricariichthys acutus  (Valenciennes, 1840)
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Type Locality Brazil ("believed to be from").
Pronunciation lorry CARRY ICK thiss
Etymology Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather + Greek, ichthys = fish 
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Lago Janauari (Lake Hyanuary) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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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 Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15, pp 472, Pl. 452.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 27 04:33 (species record created: 2016 Jan 15 18:38)