Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Loricariinae
Etymology: Rineloricaria: Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; 1706 (Ref. 45335); aequalicuspis: Named for the shape of its tooth which has 2 cusps nearly equal in size; noun in appositon. More on authors: Reis & Cardoso.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
South America: Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40941)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 7. Variable abdominal covering, a posterior complex of well-developed preanal plate bordered by usually 3 large polygonal plates, and, when present, an anterior complex of few, small, irregular platelets. Tip of snout with roundish naked area, not reaching the last pore of the infra-orbital ramus of the sensory canal.
Inhabits creeks to large rivers with shallow to deep water, dwelling among 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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.00407 (0.00178 - 0.00935), 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
): 2.5 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .