Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Loricariinae
Etymology: Rineloricaria: Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; 1706 (Ref. 45335); daraha: The specific epithet daraha (Daraá in Portuguese) refers to the type locality.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 0°S - 1°S, 64°W - 65°W
South America: Brazil. Only known from cataracts
of the rio Daraá (cachoeira do Aracu, Pacu and Panãpanã), a tributary to the rio Negro, in the state of Amazonas, northwestern Brazil (Ref. 79027).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79027)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Rineloricaria daraha is distinguished from all its congeners by having seven branched pectoral-fin rays (vs. six), long digitiform papillae on the ventral surface of the lower lip (vs. button-like papillae) and by the presence of a large and multi-angular preanal plate limited anteriorly by four or more variably sized plates much smaller than the preanal plate (vs. a quadrangular preanal plate surrounded by three to five polygonal plates slightly smaller than the preanal plate)(Ref. 79027).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rapp Py-Daniel, L.H. and I. Fichberg, 2008. A new species of Rineloricaria (Siluriformes: Loricariidae: Loricariinae) from rio Daraá, rio Negro basin, Amazon, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 6(3):339-346. (Ref. 79027)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00179 - 0.00969), b=3.17 (2.99 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .