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  • Loricaria prolixa
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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.
Synonym(s) Proloricaria prolixa
Pronunciation lorry CAR ee ah - pro licks ah
Etymology (Latin)Lorica, Loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather (a suit of armour made of leather). 
Jump to next section Species Information
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.
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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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)