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Scientific Name Isorineloricaria villarsi  (Lütken, 1874)
Common Names L093, Blue Fin Thresher Pleco
L153, L195, Venezuela-Squaliforma (Germany)
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. 
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Size 170mm or 6.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The main feature of this genus is the extended lower lobe of the caudal fin which has a greenish / blue sheen in this species.
Sexing Unknown
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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Distribution Venezuela.
Valencia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure, Guarico (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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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)
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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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra den Naturhistoriske Forening i Kjøbenhavn, Aaret 1873 (nos 13-14), pp 211 [10].
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Last Update 2019 Sep 25 13:04 (species record created: 2002 Jun 14 00:00)