Harttia punctata Rapp Py-Daniel & Oliveira, 2001
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Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Loricariinae
Max. size:  13.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Upper and middle Tocantins River basin.
Diagnosis:  Head short and relatively deep, 2 - 2.6 times its HL; short body. Spotted color pattern associated to abdominal scutation, a longitudinal row of irregular plates. Pectoral spine with a dermal, non-filamentous extension. Lateral plates, 27-29. Confluence of lateral keels at 18-19th plate. Rictal barbel short and inconspicuous. Triangular shaped opercle.
Biology:  Collected from the upper and middle courses of the rio Tocantins (Ref. 39753).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 01.09.01
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 02.06.12
Checked by: Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. - 01.09.01

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