|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Loricaria prolixa Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1978|
|Common Name||Giant Whiptail|
|Type Locality||Rio Piracicaba, 22°45'S, 47°40'W, Rio Paraná system, Sao Paulo, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||lorry CAR ee ah - pro licks ah|
|Etymology||(Latin)Lorica, Loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather (a suit of armour made of leather).|
|Size||350mm or 13.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||When young, Loricaria spp. can be differentiated from the similar Rineloricaria spp. by their more feathered sucker-mouths. In adults this difference is considerably more evident.|
|Distribution||South America: Upper Paraná River drainage, La Plata basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Beaufortia v. 27 (no. 339) 188 Fig. 5|
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|Last Update||2006 Dec 07 03:41 (species record created: 2001 Nov 16 00:00)|