Rineloricaria baliola Rodriguez & Reis, 2008
Rineloricaria baliola
photo by Rodriguez, M.S./R.E. Reis

Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Loricariinae
Max. size:  23.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  South America: drainages of Rio JacuĂ­, Rio Taquari and lower portions of tributaries to the Laguna dos Patos.
Diagnosis:  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).
Biology:  Inhabits slow to fast flowing watercourses, with clear or reddish water and with rocky, sandy or muddy bottom (Ref. 75788).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Found in the drainages of Rio JacuĂ­, Rio Taquari and lower portions of tributaries to the Laguna dos Patos (Ref. 75788).

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.06.08
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.11.08

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