All FishesLoricariidaeLoricariinaeFonchiiloricaria

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Scientific Name Fonchiiloricaria nanodon  Rodriguez, Ortega & Covain, 2011
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Type Locality Río Huallaga, between Tingo Maria and Aucayacu, Huanuco Department, Leoncio Prado Province, Peru, ca. 9°19'22''S, 76°01'50''W.
Etymology Fonchiiloricaria: Named for F. Chang, a Peruvian ichthyologist. nanodon: Name from the Greek nano, meaning reduced, and odon, meaning teeth.
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Size 175mm or 6.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This genus is represented by a single species. It is distinguished from all other genera of Loricariinae by usually possessing one to three premaxillary teeth that are greatly reduced. The following combination of characters also differentiates this genus from all other members of the Loricariinae: lips with globular papillae on the surface; the distal margin of lower lip bearing short, triangular filaments; the premaxilla greatly reduced; the abdomen completely covered by plates, with the plates between lateral abdominal plates small and rhombic; a caudal fin with 14 rays; the orbital notch absent; five lateral series of plates; dorsal-fin spinelet absent; preanal plate present, large and solid, and of irregular, polygonal shape, the caudal peduncle becoming more compressed posteriorly for the last seven to 10 plates.
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Distribution Río Huallaga, Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Huallaga (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 in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal of Fish Biology v. 79 (no. 4):885, Figs. 4, 5a, 6c. 7, 8.
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Last Update 2015 Sep 16 08:46 (species record created: 2011 Sep 19 09:26)