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Scientific Name Planiloricaria cryptodon  (Isbrücker, 1971)
Common Names Spoon Face Whiptail
Maulbruetender Hexenwels (Germany)
Type Locality Río Ucayali, near Pucallpa, Peru.
Synonym(s) Pseudohemiodon cryptodon
Pronunciation PLAN ee lorry KAR ee ah - krip toe dawn
Etymology (Latin)Planus=Flat + (Latin)lorica, loricare=cuirass of corslet of leather(a suit of armour made of leather). 
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Size 215mm or 8.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Amazon drainage, Ucayali, Purus, and Mamoré River basins.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Purus (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.0 - 7.2
Temperature 22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 2-10.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Bonner Zool. Beitr.v. 21 (heft 3/4) (1970) - pp278 - Figs. 3-8
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Last Update 2008 Mar 16 04:24 (species record created: 2001 Jun 03 00:00)