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Scientific Name Rineloricaria fallax  (Steindachner, 1915)
Common Name Whiptail Catfish
Type Locality Igarapé de Carauná, Amazon River basin, Est. Rpraía, Brazil, elevation 200 meters.
Synonym(s) Hemiloricaria fallax, Loricaria fallax
Pronunciation rhine lor ee kar ee ah.
Etymology Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather. 
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Size 157mm or 6.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Rupununi and Branco River basins.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Rupununi, Upper Rupununi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 5.8 - 7.8
Temperature 25.0-29.0°C or 77-84.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 20.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. v. 93, pp 101 [87], Pl. 13 (figs. 1-4).
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Last Update 2019 Sep 18 14:11 (species record created: 2001 Nov 23 00:00)