Rineloricaria lima

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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: Loricariinae
Tribus: Loricariini
Genus: Rineloricaria
Species: Rineloricaria lima


Rineloricaria lima (Kner, 1853)

  • Holotype (unique): NMW (probably lost).

Type locality: Brazil.

Etymology: From Latin lima (= file or rasp), possibly referring to sharp bristles on sides of snout (of males) and/or “very rough” (translation) plates on trunk. (From The ETYFish Project)



  • Costa-Silva, G. J., Rodriguez, M. S., Roxo, F. F., Foresti, F. & Oliveira, C., 2015: Using Different Methods to Access the Difficult Task of Delimiting Species in a Complex Neotropical Hyperdiverse Group. PLoS ONE, 10 (9): e0135075. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135075


Vernacular names[edit]

português: Rabo-de-chicote, Acari-lima