Pareiorhaphis steindachneri (Miranda Ribeiro, 1918)

Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Hypoptopomatinae
Max. size:  14.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Cubatão, Itapocu, and Itajaí-Açu River basins in Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Preadipose azygous plates 1-2; hypertrophied odontode in head margins longer than mandibular ramus and shorter than snout length in fully mature males; cleithral width 27.9-33.7% SL; adipose fin present; pectoral fin spine curved and short, not passing half pelvic fin when adpressed; head length 30.2-36.4% SL (Ref. 42856).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 07 November 2018 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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