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Scientific Name Crossoloricaria cephalaspis  Isbrücker, 1979
Common Name Colombian Mouthbrooding Whiptail
Type Locality Río Magdalena, Colombia (either 11°00'N, 74°50'W; 6°28'N, 74°28'W or 5°15'N, 74°50'W).
Etymology (Greek)Krossoi=tassel + (Latin)lorica, loricare=cuirass of corslet of leather (a suit of armour made of leather). 
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Size 109mm or 4.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Based on Isbrücker (1979) and Covain et al. (2016), Crossoloricaria is similar to Pseudohemiodon but is distinguished by having one or two longitudinal rows of small dermal plates along the midline of the abdomen, with the lateral abdominal skin bare out to the thoracic scutes. Crossoloricaria is a strictly trans-Andean genus; cis-Andean species previously included in Crossoloricaria have been reclassified in Rhadinoloricaria, but may represent a new genus.
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Distribution South America: Magdalena River basin.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 20.0-25.0°C or 68-77°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 5 (no. 4) (1978), pp 102, Figs. 18-19.
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Last Update 2022 Sep 17 04:19 (species record created: 2006 Oct 16 08:20)