Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Loricariinae
Etymology: Rineloricaria: Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; 1706 (Ref. 45335); baliola: Named from the Latin baliolus (meaning chestnut or reddish brown), after its color pattern.. More on author: Reis.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
South America: drainages of Rio Jacuí, Rio Taquari and lower portions of tributaries to the Laguna dos Patos.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75788)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosed from all congeners by its unique color pattern composed of one dark, wide band covering most of the distal one-half of all fins. Differs from other species in the rocky group, except Rineloricaria microlepidogaster, by its snout with roundish naked area, which generally reaches to anteriormost pore of infraorbital ramus of sensory canal (vs. roundish naked area not reaching to anteriormost pore of infraorbital ramus of sensory canal or an elongate naked area) (Ref. 75788).
Inhabits slow to fast flowing watercourses, with clear or reddish water and with rocky, sandy or muddy bottom (Ref. 75788).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rodriguez, M.S. and R.E. Reis, 2008. Taxonomic review of Rineloricaria (Loricariidae: Loricariinae) from the Laguna dos Patos drainage, Southern Brazil, with the descriptions of two new species and the recognition of two species groups. Copeia 2008(2):333-349. (Ref. 75788)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00167 - 0.00905), b=3.16 (2.98 - 3.34), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.3 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .