Rineloricaria latirostris

Boulenger, 1900
Rineloricaria latirostris
latus (lat.) = broad, rostris = mouth
Cascudo viola
Loricaria latirostris
Loricaria paulina
Rineloricaria paulina
Whiptail Catfish
Length (total)
approx.  36 cm
Recommended tank size
180 cm
18 - 22 °C

São Paulo


rio Mojiguaçu → rio Pardo → rio Grande | rio Corumbataí → rio Piracicaba → rio Tietê | rio Paranapanema | rio Grande ⇒ río Paraná → río de la Plata → Atlantic SE

˜[ -20.914,-48.174 ]
Map to Rineloricaria latirostris
Chironomidae (Chironomidae) (larvae), microphytes, ephemeroptera (Ephemeroptera) (larvae), Trichoptera (Trichoptera) (larvae), vegetable fibers, insect larvaes
Eats plants
not known
Keeping in (small) groups is recommended. Individual keeping is possible.
Amazonas 09+10/2011
I / 5 rays
incised / concave, pointed
little longer at the top than at the bottom
I / 7 rays
6 soft rays
5 soft rays
Sympatric with
Corydoras difluviatilis
Crenicichla britskii
Crenicichla jaguarensis
Eigenmannia gr. trilineata
Galeocharax gulo
Geophagus brasiliensis
Gymnotus inaequilabiatus
Gymnotus sylvius
Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus
Hoplias intermedius
Hoplias sp. aff. malabaricus
Knodus sp. aff. moenkhausii
Leporinus amblyrhynchus
Leporinus friderici
Leporinus octofasciatus
Leporinus striatus
Myloplus tiete
Oreochromis niloticus
Parodon nasus
Piabarchus stramineus
Piabina argentea
Poecillia reticulata
Schizodon nasutus
Serrasalmus maculatus
Steindachnerina insculpta
Synbranchus marmoratus
Not on the positive list of Brazil in 2012 : The positive list of Brazil
Not on the negative list of Brazil from 2020 : The negative list of Brazil
last seen on a
german stock list
  • Reis, R.E., Kullander, S.O. & Ferraris, C.J. et.al., 2003 "Check List of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America" P. 342
Pic. 2: Rineloricaria latirostris
Pic. 3: Rineloricaria latirostris
Pic. 4: Rineloricaria latirostris
Pic. 5: Rineloricaria latirostris von Barretos
Pic. 6: Rineloricaria latirostris , lectotype, BMNH 1899.12.18.6, 228 mm SL
Many thanks to
for the pictures
Hans-Georg Evers
1, 2, 3, 4
Manzotti, Angelo Rodrigo (CC BY-NC 3.0)
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