Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

One of the largest loricariids.
  • Montoya-Burgos, J.-I., S. Muller, C. Weber and J. Pawlowski 1998 Phylogenetic relationships of the Loricariidae (Siluriformes) based on mitochondrial rRNA gene sequences. p. 363-374. In L.R. Malabarba, R.E. Reis, R.P. Vari, Z.M.S. Lucena and C.A.S. Lucena (eds.) Phylogeny and classification of neotropical fishes. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. (Ref. 33175)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=33175&speccode=14169 External link.
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Distribution

Pacific versant rivers, Ecuador.
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South America.
  • Gilbert, R.J. and T.R. Roberts 1972 A preliminary survey of the freshwater food fishes of Ecuador. International Center for Aquaculture Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Project A.I.D./csd-2780. 49 p. (Ref. 9585)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=9585&speccode=14162 External link.
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Pacific versant rivers, Ecuador.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 300 mm TL
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Max. size

56.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36817))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater; pH range: 7.0; dH range: 15
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial; aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Isorineloricaria spinosissima

Isorineloricaria spinosissima, the Zucchini catfish, is a species of armored catfish endemic to western Ecuador. It is the only recognized species in its genus. This species grows to a length of 56.5 centimetres (22.2 in) TL.

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