Isorineloricaria acuarius

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Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Loricariidae
Subfamilia: Hypostominae
Tribus: Hypostomini
Genus: Isorineloricaria
Species: Isorineloricaria acuarius


Isorineloricaria acuarius Ray & Armbruster, 2016

  • Holotype: INHS 35685.
  • Paratypes. ANSP 134482, 134519, 165834, 166888; FMNH 105992, 105993; INHS 34432 (1), 35685 (1); MCNG 34719 (3); UF 80345, 80390 (3); USNM 348458.

Type locality: Venezuela: Rio Portuguesa, 3 km northeast of El Barriero, Portuguesa. 09°03’08”N, 069°29’18”W.

Etymology: The name acuarius is latin for needle maker. This is in reference to the numerous hypertrophied odontodes found on breeding males, which can make study of these fishes difficult.