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Scientific Name Loricariichthys edentatus  Reis & Pereira, 2000
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Uruguay at brazo Itape, south of Isla Canario, Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina, 32°29'S, 58°14'W.
Pronunciation lorry CARRY ICK thiss
Etymology Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather + Greek, ichthys = fish 
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Size 115mm or 4.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Lower Uruguay River basin.
La Plata, Uruguay, Lower Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Lower Paraná (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 Copeia 2000 (no. 4), pp 1041, Fig. 8.
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Last Update 2017 Mar 12 12:33 (species record created: 2016 May 11 16:26)