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Scientific Name Loricaria lata  Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889
Common Name
Type Locality Goiás, Brazil.
Pronunciation lorry CAR ee ah
Etymology (Latin)Lorica, Loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather (a suit of armour made of leather). 
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Size 270mm or 10.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification When young, Loricaria spp. can be differentiated from the similar Rineloricaria spp. by their more feathered sucker-mouths. In adults this difference is considerably more evident.
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Distribution South America: Araguaia River basin.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 2) v. 2, pp 36.
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Last Update 2021 Sep 01 14:51 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)