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Scientific Name Paraloricaria vetula  (Valenciennes, 1835)
Common Name Vieja De Cola (Argentinian)
Type Locality Vicinity of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Synonym(s) Loricaria vetula
Etymology (Greek)Para=Near + (Latin)lorica, loricare=cuirass of corslet of leather(a suit of armour made of leather). This specific epithet literally means little old woman(vetula=little old woman).
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Size 480mm or 18.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: La Plata drainage
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale, pp Pl. 6 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2019 Sep 25 14:04 (species record created: 2002 Nov 19 00:00)