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|Scientific Name||Rineloricaria eigenmanni (Pellegrin, 1908)|
|Common Name||Common Whiptail Catfish|
|Type Locality||Sarare, Venezuela.|
|Synonym(s)||Hemiloricaria eigenmanni, Loricaria eigenmanni|
|Pronunciation||rhine lor ee kar ee ah. - EYE gn MAN eye.|
|Etymology||Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather. Species named in honour of Dr. Carl H. Eigenmann, Professor of Ichthyology in Indiana (1863-1927).|
|Size||150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||This is a very common species. Easily identified by the combination of barred fins and the dark lines on the ventral sides of the tail.|
|Sexing||Males grow short spines in the top of their heads and pectoral fins.|
|Distribution||Llanos of Colombia and Venezuela. Andean tributaries of the Orinoco drainage.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.4|
|Temperature||24.0-29.0°C or 75.2-84.2°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Needs neutral, soft water to initiate spawning.|
|Feeding||Adaptable omnivores, these fish will eat most foods from cucumber or zucchini slices to frozen bloodworm or dry flake foods.|
|Furniture||Rounded stones, sticks, and leaves over sand. The fish should be provided with half-pipe type refuges which also often be used as spawning sites.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful and not territorial, will not harm even the smallest fry.|
|Suggested Tankmates||See article.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France v. 33 (for 25 June 1908), pp 125.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 26 11:32 (species record created: 2003 Aug 08 00:00)|