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); maquinensis: Named for rio Maquiné. More on authors: Reis & Cardoso.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Maquiné and Ararangua River basins in southern Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36389)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 7. Abdomen almost completely naked, except for a single posterior complex of plates consisting of a well-developed preanal plate, usually bordered by 3 polygonal plates. These plates are connected to the thoracic plates by 1 or 2 small squarish platelets facing the base of the pelvic-fin spine. Tip of snout with a globular protuberance of naked skin. Pectoral fins reaching slightly beyond the origin of pelvic fins.
Inhabits small creeks and rivers with shallow, clear water, lurking among the bottom rocks and stones (Ref. 40941).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Reis, R.E. and A.R. Cardoso, 2001. Two new species of Rineloricaria from southern Santa Catarina and northeastern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Teleostei: Loricariidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 12(4):319-332. (Ref. 40941)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00179 - 0.00969), b=3.17 (2.99 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .