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Scientific Name Spatuloricaria terracanticum  Londoño-Burbano, Urbano-Bonilla, Rojas-Molina, Ramírez-Gil & Prada-Pedreros, 2018
Common Name
Type Locality Upía River, tributary to the upper Meta River, Orinoco basin, Sabanalarga, Casanare, Colombia.
Pronunciation spat you lorry CAR ee ah.
Etymology Latin, spatula, spathe = spatula, spatule + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; in reference to the flat bodyshape. 
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Sexing Adult males are more heavily built with odontodal growth from the cheeks and on the pectoral fin spines which are typically thicker and a little shorter than those found on females. When viewed from above, the male has an isosceles triangle-shaped head, which contrasts with the more equilateral triangle shape seen in females.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Copeia v. 106 (no. 4), pp 612, Figs. 1-5A, 5B.
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Last Update 2019 Aug 08 07:09 (species record created: 2018 Oct 31 10:39)