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Scientific Name Rineloricaria parva  (Boulenger, 1895)
Common Names Common Whiptail Catfish
Lg6, Slank Sugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Descalvados, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Loricaria parva, Rineloricaria parva
Pronunciation rhine lor ee kar ee ah.
Etymology Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather. 
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Size 110mm or 4.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Relative to congeners, this species has proportionately larger fins. In particular it has a very large dorsal pectoral fin. Similarly the species has a larger eye diameter combined with a wide interorbital gap - characteristic for this species.
Referred to in some hobby literature by the nomen nudem Sturisomatichthys foerschi, it is also known as LG6. Comparison by German hobbyists to the BMNH lecotype demonstrates that what has been known in the hobby by these names is indeed H. parva.
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Distribution South America: Paraguay River basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay, Upper Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 21.0-24.0°C or 69.8-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Relatively commonly bred, this species lays green eggs on vertical surfaces including aquarium glass.
Breeding Reports There are 8 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1895 (pt 3), pp 527.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 30 13:06 (species record created: 2001 Nov 23 00:00)