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Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acanthicus adonis South America 20.6 SL 1988
Acanthicus hystrix South America 53 SL 1829
Acestridium colombiense South America 5.0 SL 2005
Acestridium dichromum South America 6.3 SL 1999
Acestridium discus South America 6.7 SL 1911
Acestridium gymnogaster South America 2009
Acestridium martini South America 6.7 SL 1999
Acestridium scutatum South America 2009
Acestridium triplax South America 5.6 SL 2007
Ancistrus abilhoai South America 10.6 SL 2009
Ancistrus agostinhoi South America 9.6 SL 2009
Ancistrus aguaboensis South America 6.7 SL 2001
Ancistrus bodenhameri South America 11.4 SL 1944
Ancistrus bolivianus South America 8.8 SL 1915
Ancistrus brevifilis South America 11.8 SL 1920
Ancistrus brevipinnis South America 10.7 SL 1904
Ancistrus bufonius South America 11.5 SL 1840
Ancistrus caucanus South America 5.2 SL 1943
Ancistrus centrolepis South America 18.4 SL 1913
Ancistrus chagresi Central America 19.5 SL 1889
Ancistrus cirrhosus Jumbie teta South America 8.9 SL 1836
Ancistrus claro South America 6.6 SL 1999
Ancistrus clementinae South America 10.2 SL 1937
Ancistrus cryptophthalmus South America 6 SL 1987
Ancistrus cuiabae South America 11.5 SL 1999
Ancistrus damasceni South America 6.5 SL 1907
Ancistrus dolichopterus Bushymouth catfish South America 11.8 SL 1854
Ancistrus dubius South America 12.6 SL 1889
Ancistrus erinaceus South America. 7.5 SL 1840
Ancistrus eustictus South America 18 SL 1945
Ancistrus falconensis South America 2010
Ancistrus formoso South America 7.9 SL 1997
Ancistrus fulvus South America 8.8 SL 1929
Ancistrus galani South America 5.6 SL 1994
Ancistrus greeni South America 6.5 TL 2001
Ancistrus gymnorhynchus South America 14.2 SL 1854
Ancistrus heterorhynchus South America 6.3 SL 1912
Ancistrus hoplogenys South America 15.8 SL 1864
Ancistrus jataiensis South America 5.4 SL 2005
Ancistrus jelskii South America 8 TL 1876
Ancistrus latifrons South America 15.4 SL 1869
Ancistrus leucostictus South America 10 SL 1864
Ancistrus lineolatus South America 9 SL 1943
Ancistrus lithurgicus South America 13.2 SL 1912
Ancistrus macrophthalmus South America 7.9 SL 1912
Ancistrus maculatus South America 11.8 SL 1881
Ancistrus malacops South America 7.7 SL 1872
Ancistrus maracasae Central America 8.3 SL 1946
Ancistrus marcapatae South America 12.4 TL 1904
Ancistrus martini South America 8.9 SL 1944
Ancistrus mattogrossensis South America 1912
Ancistrus maximus South America, Brazil 20.1 SL 2015
Ancistrus megalostomus South America 8.3 SL 1924
Ancistrus minutus South America 5.7 SL 2001
Ancistrus montanus South America 9.2 SL 1904
Ancistrus mullerae South America 12.5 SL 2009
Ancistrus multispinis South America 14.2 SL 1912
Ancistrus nudiceps South America 7.9 SL 1849
Ancistrus occidentalis South America 8.6 SL 1904
Ancistrus occloi South America 11.6 SL 1928
Ancistrus parecis South America 6.0 SL 2005
Ancistrus pirareta South America 15.6 SL 1989
Ancistrus piriformis South America 8.3 SL 1989
Ancistrus ranunculus South America 19.5 TL 1994
Ancistrus reisi South America 6.1 SL 2005
Ancistrus salgadae South America 2 SL 1941
Ancistrus sericeus South America 5 SL 1872
Ancistrus spinosus Central America 17.6 SL 1916
Ancistrus stigmaticus South America 15.2 SL 1889
Ancistrus tamboensis South America 8.2 SL 1945
Ancistrus taunayi South America 11.9 SL 1918
Ancistrus temminckii South America 9.8 SL 1840
Ancistrus tolima South America 7.7 SL 2013
Ancistrus tombador South America 6.3 SL 2005
Ancistrus trinitatis Central America 1864
Ancistrus triradiatus South America 9.2 SL 1918
Ancistrus variolus South America 4.8 SL 1872
Ancistrus verecundus South America 5.5 SL 2005
Ancistrus vericaucanus South America 7.2 SL 2013
Andeancistrus eschwartzae South America 14.4 SL 2015
Andeancistrus platycephalus South America 14.5 TL 1898
Aphanotorulus ammophilus South America 16.1 SL 1996
Aphanotorulus unicolor South America 13.9 SL 1908
Apistoloricaria condei South America 14.1 SL 1986
Apistoloricaria laani South America 13 SL 1988
Apistoloricaria listrorhinos South America 13.6 SL 1988
Apistoloricaria ommation South America 9.8 SL 1988
Aposturisoma myriodon South America 20 SL 1983
Baryancistrus beggini Blue panaque South America 8.1 SL 2009
Baryancistrus chrysolomus South America 29.6 TL 2011
Baryancistrus demantoides South America 15.1 SL 2005
Baryancistrus longipinnis South America 20 TL 1895
Baryancistrus niveatus South America 34 TL 1855
Baryancistrus xanthellus South America 29.7 TL 2011
Brochiloricaria chauliodon South America 28.2 1979
Brochiloricaria macrodon South America 26.8 SL 1853
Chaetostoma aburrensis South America 1909
Chaetostoma alternifasciatum South America 15.3 SL 1945
Chaetostoma anale South America 16 SL 1943
Chaetostoma anomalum South America 16 TL 1903
Chaetostoma bifurcum South America 14.0 SL 2015
Chaetostoma branickii South America 13.2 SL 1881
Chaetostoma breve South America 30 TL 1904
Chaetostoma brevilabiatum South America 11.9 SL 1942
Chaetostoma changae South America 7.6 SL 2006
Chaetostoma daidalmatos South America 2006
Chaetostoma dermorhynchum South America 25 TL 1887
Chaetostoma dorsale South America 8.8 SL 1922
Chaetostoma dupouii South America 7.9 SL 1945
Chaetostoma fischeri Central and South America 30 TL 1879
Chaetostoma formosae South America 9.7 SL 2011
Chaetostoma guairense South America 8.1 SL 1881
Chaetostoma jegui South America 16.8 SL 1991
Chaetostoma lepturum South America 21.5 SL 1912
Chaetostoma leucomelas South America 20 SL 1918
Chaetostoma lineopunctatum South America 14.3 SL 1942
Chaetostoma loborhynchos South America 14.2 SL 1846
Chaetostoma machiquense South America 6.6 SL 1953
Chaetostoma marginatum South America 19 TL 1904
Chaetostoma marmorescens South America 13.5 SL 1942
Chaetostoma microps South America 8.9 TL 1864
Chaetostoma milesi South America 13 SL 1941
Chaetostoma mollinasum South America 6.8 SL 1937
Chaetostoma niveum South America 9.1 SL 1944
Chaetostoma nudirostre South America 12.6 TL 1874
Chaetostoma palmeri South America 9.5 TL 1912
Chaetostoma patiae South America 15.8 SL 1945
Chaetostoma paucispinis South America 9 TL 1912
Chaetostoma pearsei South America 15 TL 1920
Chaetostoma sovichthys South America 7.2 SL 1944
Chaetostoma spondylus South America 13.1 SL 2015
Chaetostoma stannii South America 20.5 TL 1874
Chaetostoma stroumpoulos South America 2006
Chaetostoma tachiraense South America 8.7 SL 1944
Chaetostoma taczanowskii South America 17 TL 1882
Chaetostoma thomsoni South America 10.1 TL 1904
Chaetostoma trimaculineum South America 16 SL 2015
Chaetostoma vagum South America 9.9 SL 1943
Chaetostoma vasquezi South America 18.7 SL 1998
Chaetostoma venezuelae South America 7.3 SL 1944
Chaetostoma yurubiense South America 5.1 SL 1996
Chauliocheilos saxatilis South America 4.9 SL 2014
Cordylancistrus daguae South America 9.5 TL 1912
Cordylancistrus nephelion South America 12.9 SL 2006
Cordylancistrus perijae South America 12.7 SL 1996
Cordylancistrus platyrhynchus South America 9.5 TL 1943
Cordylancistrus torbesensis South America 6.5 SL 1944
Corumbataia britskii South America 2.7 SL 2007
Corumbataia cuestae South America 3.3 SL 1997
Corumbataia tocantinensis South America 3.8 SL 1997
Corumbataia veadeiros South America 3.7 SL 2008
Corymbophanes andersoni South America 8.6 SL 1909
Corymbophanes kaiei South America 6.6 SL 2000
Crossoloricaria cephalaspis South America 10.9 SL 1979
Crossoloricaria variegata Central and South America 26.5 SL 1879
Crossoloricaria venezuelae South America 18.3 SL 1944
Cryptancistrus similis South America 6.2 SL 2018
Cteniloricaria maculata South America 17 SL 1971
Cteniloricaria napova South America 12.9 SL 2012
Cteniloricaria platystoma South America 20 1868
Curculionichthys coxipone South America 3 SL 2015
Curculionichthys insperatus South America 3.0 SL 2003
Curculionichthys itaim South America 2.5 SL 2017
Curculionichthys karipuna South America 2.4 SL 2016
Curculionichthys luteofrenatus South America 3.1 SL 2007
Curculionichthys oliveirai South America 3.0 SL 2014
Curculionichthys paresi South America 2.6 SL 2014
Curculionichthys piracanjuba South America 2.7 SL 2012
Curculionichthys sabaji South America 2.4 SL 2015
Curculionichthys sagarana South America 2.4 SL 2015
Curculionichthys tukana South America 2.4 SL 2017
Dasyloricaria capetensis Central America 16.4 SL 1913
Dasyloricaria filamentosa South America 32.2 SL 1878
Dasyloricaria latiura Central and South America 35.5 SL 1912
Dasyloricaria paucisquama South America 20.3 SL 2016
Dasyloricaria seminuda South America 18.2 SL 1912
Dasyloricaria tuyrensis Central America 35.5 SL 1913
Dekeyseria amazonica South America 17.8 SL 1985
Dekeyseria brachyura South America 16 TL 1854
Dekeyseria niveata South America 13 SL 1929
Dekeyseria picta South America 14 TL 1854
Dekeyseria pulchra South America 10 SL 1915
Dekeyseria scaphirhyncha South America 21 SL 1854
Delturus angulicauda South America 18.7 SL 1877
Delturus brevis South America 17.2 SL 2006
Delturus carinotus South America 23.5 SL 1933
Delturus parahybae South America 21 SL 1889
Dentectus barbarmatus South America 13.7 SL 1982
Dolichancistrus atratoensis South America 8.2 SL 1960
Dolichancistrus carnegiei South America 17 TL 1916
Dolichancistrus cobrensis South America 7.9 SL 1944
Dolichancistrus fuesslii South America 13.1 TL 1911
Dolichancistrus pediculatus South America 12 TL 1918
Dolichancistrus setosus South America 12 TL 1887
Epactionotus bilineatus South America 4 SL 1998
Epactionotus gracilis South America 3.9 SL 1998
Epactionotus itaimbezinho South America 3.8 SL 1998
Epactionotus yasi South America 2004
Etsaputu relictum South America 2011
Eurycheilichthys limulus South America 4.8 SL 1998
Eurycheilichthys pantherinus South America 4.2 SL 1992
Euryochus thysanos South America 12.0 SL 2017
Exastilithoxus fimbriatus South America 6 SL 1915
Exastilithoxus hoedemani South America 5.1 SL 1985
Farlowella acus Whiptail catfish South America 16 SL 1853
Farlowella altocorpus South America 17.0 SL 2006
Farlowella amazonum South America 22.5 SL 1864
Farlowella colombiensis South America 16 SL 1997
Farlowella curtirostra South America 15 SL 1942
Farlowella gracilis South America 25.5 TL 1904
Farlowella hahni South America 20.1 SL 1937
Farlowella hasemani South America 17 SL 1917
Farlowella henriquei South America 16.5 SL 1918
Farlowella isbruckeri South America 13.4 SL 1997
Farlowella jauruensis South America 13.1 SL 1917
Farlowella knerii South America 16.2 SL 1882
Farlowella mariaelenae South America 17 SL 1964
Farlowella martini South America 17 SL 1972
Farlowella nattereri South America 26.5 SL 1910
Farlowella odontotumulus South America 17.5 SL 1997
Farlowella oxyrryncha South America 23 SL 1853
Farlowella paraguayensis South America 17.5 SL 1997
Farlowella platorynchus South America 19.4 SL 1997
Farlowella reticulata South America 15.3 SL 1971
Farlowella rugosa South America 21.4 SL 1971
Farlowella schreitmuelleri South America 18.1 SL 1937
Farlowella smithi South America 10 SL 1913
Farlowella taphorni South America 13.5 SL 1997
Farlowella venezuelensis South America 19.8 SL 1964
Farlowella vittata South America 22.5 SL 1942
Farlowella yarigui South America 11.2 SL 2014
Fonchiiichthys rupestris South America 9 SL 1944
Fonchiiichthys uracanthus Central America 16.5 SL 1863
Fonchiiloricaria nanodon South America 17.5 2011
Furcodontichthys novaesi South America 10.2 SL 1981
Guyanancistrus brevispinis South America 14.2 SL 1983
Guyanancistrus brownsbergensis South America 6.4 SL 2018
Guyanancistrus megastictus South America 6.3 SL 2018
Guyanancistrus nassauensis South America 6.1 SL 2018
Guyanancistrus tenuis South America 9.1 SL 2018
Guyanancistrus teretirostris South America 9.8 SL 2018
Gymnotocinclus anosteos South America 4.4 SL 2008
Harttia absaberi South America 7.4 SL 2013
Harttia carvalhoi South America 7.1 SL 1939
Harttia depressa South America 12.6 SL 2001
Harttia dissidens South America 15.2 SL 2001
Harttia duriventris South America 12.8 SL 2001
Harttia fluminensis South America 15.1 SL 2012
Harttia fowleri South America 22.2 SL 1908
Harttia garavelloi South America 8.6 SL 1993



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