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Neotropical Ichthyology

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VERA-ALCARAZ, Héctor S.; PAVANELLI, Carla S.  and  ZAWADZKI, Cláudio H.. Taxonomic revision of the Rineloricaria species (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Paraguay River basin. Neotrop. ichthyol. [online]. 2012, vol.10, n.2, pp.285-311. ISSN 1679-6225.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-62252012000200006.

Species of the genus Rineloricaria from the Paraguay River basin were revised, the following species and geographic distributional patterns were found: R. aurata, Paraguay River basin in Brazil and Paraguay, rio Guaporé in Brazil; R. cacerensis, Paraguay River near Cáceres in Brazil; R. lanceolata, Paraguay River basin in Brazil and Paraguay, Guaporé, Ji-Paraná, Purus, Solimões, and Araguaia rivers in Brazil, Marañón and Madre de Dios rivers in Peru; R. parva, Paraguay River basin in Brazil and Paraguay, Paraná River in Argentina, Uruguay River in Brazil. Loricaria hoehnei is proposed as a new junior synonym of R. lanceolata. A key to the species of Rineloricaria from the Paraguay River basin is provided.

Keywords : Loricariinae; Neotropical fishes; Suckermouth armored catfishes.

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