Overview

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Spatuloricaria atratoensis is a species of loricariid (armored catfish) in the subfamily Loricariinae. Members of this subfamily have a characteristic depressed caudal peduncle (where the tail attaches to the body) and depressed snout. Though Loricariinae are generally small to medium sized, the maximum length reported for S. atratoensis is 33.8 cm (Reis et al 2003).

As a group, armored catfish are distributed widely throughout the rivers of South American, but S. atratoensis is known only from the Atrato River basin in Colombia (Reis et al 2003).

  • Reis, R. E., Kullander, S. O., and C.J. Ferraris. 2003. Check list of the freshwater fishes of South and Central America. EDIPUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brasil.
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Distribution

South America: Atrato River basin.
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Atrato River basin, Colombia.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

33.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36389))
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Type Information

Holotype for Spatuloricaria atratoensis
Catalog Number: USNM 93810
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Photograph; Radiograph
Collector(s): A. Schott & L. Michler
Year Collected: 1857
Locality: Rio Truando, Colombia, Colombia, South America
  • Holotype: Schultz, L. P. 1944. Copeia. 1944 (3): 155.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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