Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Loricariinae
Etymology: Rineloricaria: Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; 1706 (Ref. 45335); misionera: The specific name, misionera, refers to Misiones, the Argentinian Province containing the type-locality..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
South America: Paraná and Uruguay River basins in Argentina.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from all other species in the genus by the following combination of characters: anterior abdomen covered by plates, except for the area corresponding to the pectoral girdle, which usually lacks plates, when present in this region, plates are relatively small and few; posterior abdomen with a well-developed preanal plate, bordered anteriorly by a series of 3-5 usually polygonal plates; premaxillary and dentary teeth with unequal-sized cusps; uppermost caudal ray not prolonged in a filament; and snout tip with an oval naked area not reaching the last pore of the infraorbital sensory canal (Ref. 54478).
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); Inhabits small streams with swift current over rocky and sandy bottoms (Ref. 54478). Active mainly during the night and seeks shelter between rocks, gravel and crevices during the day (Ref. 54478).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rodriguez, M.S. and A.M. Miquelarena, 2005. A new species of Rineloricaria (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Paraná and Uruguay River basins, Misiones, Argentina. Zootaxa 945:1-15. (Ref. 54478)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00437 (0.00197 - 0.00966), b=3.14 (2.97 - 3.31), 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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).