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Scientific Name Loricariichthys castaneus  (Castelnau, 1855)
Common Name
Type Locality Neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Loricaria castanea, Loricaria spixii, Loricariichthys spixii
Pronunciation lorry CARRY ICK thiss
Etymology Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather + Greek, ichthys = fish 
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Size 250mm or 9.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America.
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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 Animaux nouveaux or rares v. 2, pp 46, Pl. 23 (fig. 4).
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Last Update 2017 Mar 12 12:33 (species record created: 2016 May 11 16:34)