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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). 
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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)