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  • Isorineloricaria spinosissima
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Scientific Name Isorineloricaria spinosissima  (Steindachner, 1880)
Common Names Zucchini Pleco
Stachel-Harnischwels (Germany)
Type Locality Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Synonym(s) Isorineloricaria festae, Plecostomus festae, Plecostomus spinosissimus
Etymology Greek, isos = equal + Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather. 
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Size 500mm or 19.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Pacific versant rivers in Ecuador.
Ecuador Pacific Coast Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.2 - 7.4
Temperature 24.0-30.0°C or 75.2-86°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 15.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Denkschr. Akad. Wiss. Wien v. 42 98 [46] Pl. 5 (figs. 1-1a)
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Last Update 2006 Aug 18 09:36 (species record created: 2001 Nov 05 00:00)