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Scientific Name Rineloricaria formosa  Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979
Common Name
Type Locality Lagoon about 1 kilometer upriver from Puerto Inírida, Río Orinoco basin, Colombia.
Synonym(s) Hemiloricaria formosa
Pronunciation rhine lor ee kar ee ah.
Etymology Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather. 
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Size 152mm or 6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Western Orinoco and upper Amazon River basins.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Preto da Eva (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 5.8 - 7.0
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde v. 48 (no. 2), pp 192, Figs. 1-3.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 24 13:54 (species record created: 2004 Feb 22 00:00)