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|Scientific Name||Spatuloricaria caquetae (Fowler, 1943)|
|Common Name||Longtail Pleco|
|Type Locality||Florencia, Rio Orteguasa, Colombia|
|Pronunciation||spat you lorry CAR ee ah.|
|Etymology||Latin, spatula, spathe = spatula, spatule + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; in reference to the flat bodyshape.|
|Size||370mm or 14.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Adult males are more heavily built with odontodal growth from the cheeks and on the pectoral fin spines which are typically thicker and a little shorter than those found on females. When viewed from above, the male has an isosceles triangle-shaped head, which contrasts with the more equilateral triangle shape seen in females.|
|Distribution||Orteguasa River basin, Colombia.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Japurá, Caquetá, Upper Caquetá, Orteguaza (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 95, pp261, Figs. 60-62.|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 28 19:18 (species record created: 2011 Sep 22 10:28)|