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Scientific Name Spatuloricaria sp. `RIO NANAY`   
Common Names LDA115, Giant Peruvian Marbled Whiptail
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. 
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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.
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Distribution
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Nanay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2022 Sep 04 04:07 (species record created: 2001 Apr 29 00:00)