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|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Rineloricaria steinbachi (Regan, 1906)|
|Type Locality||Departamento Cachi, 25°06'15''S, 66°11'16''W, río Juramento basin, Salta, Argentina, elevation 2500 meters.|
|Synonym(s)||Canthopomus montebelloi, Ixinandria montebelloi, Loricaria steinbachi|
|Etymology||Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather.|
|Size||113mm or 4.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|General Remarks||In their 2008 review of the genus, Rodriguez et al determined that the populations I. montebelloi and I. steinbachi were not significantly distinct and did not deserve separate species recognition. As such, they placed I. montebelloi in synonymy of I. steinbachi.|
|Distribution||South America: Upper río Juramento basin, río Salado drainage in Salta (Argentina), upper río Bermejo in northwestern Argentina and southern Bolivia, and upper río Pilcomayo in southern Bolivia.
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La Plata, Paraná, Middle Paraná, Bermejo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Salado, Juramento (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Other Parameters||This species lives in fast flowing and highly oxygenated waters, with stony bottom, usually hiding under the stones during the day.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 17 (no. 97).
Neotrop. ichthyol. vol.6 no.3 Porto Alegre 2008.
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|Last Update||2019 May 22 14:05 (species record created: 2011 Sep 06 00:40)|