Rineloricaria lanceolata ( Guenther , 1868)

Collins, Rupert A., Duarte Ribeiro, Emanuell, Nogueira Machado, Valeria, Hrbek, Tomas & Farias, Izeni Pires, 2015, A preliminary inventory of the catfishes of the lower Rio Nhamunda, Brazil (Ostariophysi, Siluriformes), Biodiversity Data Journal 3, pp. 4162-4162: 4162

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Rineloricaria lanceolata ( Guenther , 1868)


Rineloricaria lanceolata ( Guenther, 1868) 


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: 43896; recordedBy: Valéria Nogueira Machado; Emanuell Duarte Ribeiro; Rupert A. Collins; individualCount: 2; otherCatalogNumbers: UFAM:CTGA:14330; UFAM:CTGA:14044; associatedSequences: KP772580; Taxon: scientificName: Rineloricaria lanceolata ( Günther, 1868); kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Chordata; class: Actinopterygii; order: Siluriformes; family: Loricariidae; genus: Rineloricaria; specificEpithet: lanceolata; scientificNameAuthorship: ( Günther, 1868); Location: country: Brazil; stateProvince: Pará; locality: Lower Nhamunda River ; decimalLatitude: -1.6909; decimalLongitude: -57.42231; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Identification: identifiedBy: Rupert A. Collins; Event: eventDate: 2013-11; Record Level: institutionCode: INPA; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps 


Identification to species level follows Vera-Alcaraz et al. (2012) and Fichberg and Chamon (2008) based on the following characters: postorbital notch present; inferior lip with short, round papillae; teeth on dentary larger than premaxilla; four rows of lateral plates; all fins with a broad longitudinal dark band parallel to the first rays (fins almost entirely dark in our specimen); lower lip margin with long fringes; and dorsal surface of head and predorsal region with two longitudinal dark bands. Note that the characteristic dorsal breeding odontodes of R. lanceolata  were not visible in this single specimen (probably female).

Two individuals were caught by hand from shallow, fast flowing water over a rocky/sandy substrate on the main river (sampling site NH05). A live specimen is pictured in Fig. 28.