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|Scientific Name||Isorineloricaria villarsi (Lütken, 1874)|
|Common Names||L093, Blue Fin Thresher Pleco
L153, L195, Venezuela-Squaliforma (Germany)
|Type Locality||Caracas, Venezuela|
|Synonym(s)||Hypostomus villarsi, Plecostomus villarsi, Squaliforma villarsi|
|Pronunciation||vill ARSS eye|
|Etymology||Greek, isos = equal + Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather.|
|Size||170mm or 6.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The main feature of this genus is the extended lower lobe of the caudal fin which has a greenish / blue sheen in this species.|
Valencia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure, Guarico (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.2|
|Temperature||21.0-23.0°C or 69.8-73.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Primarily a vegetarian, especially when younger.|
|Furniture||Needs adequate refuge and a reasonable amount of swimming space because of its flighty nature.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful and not territorial. An active, pretty pleco for the larger community tank.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra den Naturhistoriske Forening i Kjøbenhavn, Aaret 1873 (nos 13-14) pp211 
Aqualog L093 and L195 matches DATZ L093. L195 in DATZ is a picture of an adult fish. Aqualog also shows this fish as L192, but the DATZ L192 is, most likely, as species of Hypostomus.
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|Last Update||2019 Jun 20 10:45 (species record created: 2002 Jun 14 00:00)|