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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes
Subfamily: Loricariinae
Genus: Loricaria

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Loricaria apeltogaster South America 32.4 SL 1895
Loricaria birindellii South America 36.5 TL 2010
Loricaria cataphracta South America 29.5 SL 1758
Loricaria clavipinna South America 18 SL 1940
Loricaria coximensis South America 9.4 SL 2012
Loricaria holmbergi South America 11.8 SL 2005
Loricaria lata South America 27 SL 1889
Loricaria lentiginosa South America 51.4 SL 1979
Loricaria luciae South America 18.9 SL 2013
Loricaria lundbergi South America 13.8 SL 2008
Loricaria nickeriensis South America 12 SL 1979
Loricaria parnahybae South America 16 SL 1907
Loricaria piracicabae South America 17 SL 1907
Loricaria pumila South America 8.1 SL 2008
Loricaria simillima South America 26.4 SL 1904
Loricaria spinulifera South America 13.8 SL 2008
Loricaria tucumanensis South America 12.1 SL 1979



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