|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Isorineloricaria villarsi (Lütken, 1874)|
|Common Names||L153, Northern Thresher Pleco|
|Type Locality||Caracas, Venezuela.|
|Synonym(s)||Hypostomus villarsi, Plecostomus villarsi, Squaliforma villarsi|
|Pronunciation||vill ARSS eye|
|Etymology||Greek, isos = equal + Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather.|
|Size||170mm or 6.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Isorineloricaria can be distinguished from Aphanotoroulus by having caudal peduncle proportions that get proportionately longer with size and that become round in cross-section (vs. caudal peduncles that do not become greatly lengthened with size and that are oval in cross section) and by having spots almost as large as lateral plates on a nearly white background (vs. small dark spots (less than half plate diameter) on a light tan background).|
|Sexing||Mature males will develop odontodal growths on the leading pectoral fin rays and the lower caudal fin ray and peduncle.|
|General Remarks||Aqualog L093 and L195 matches DATZ L093. L195 in DATZ is a picture of an adult fish. Aqualog also shows this fish as L192, but the DATZ L192 is, most likely, as species of Hypostomus.|
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|pH||6.0 - 7.2|
|Temperature||21.0-23.0°C or 69.8-73.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Primarily a vegetarian, especially when younger.|
|Furniture||Needs adequate refuge and a reasonable amount of swimming space because of its flighty nature.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful and not territorial. An active, pretty pleco for the larger community tank.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra den Naturhistoriske Forening i Kjøbenhavn, Aaret 1873 (nos 13-14), pp 211 .|
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|Last Update||2020 Sep 04 03:40 (species record created: 2002 Jun 14 00:00)|