First record of Rineloricaria reisi, R. stellata and R. zaina (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Río Uruguay basin in Argentina

Adriana Edith Almiron, Jorge Rafael Casciotta, Lubomir Piálek, Federico Ruiz Diaz, Oldrich Říčan


Rineloricaria reisi, R. stellata, and R. zaina are registered for the first time in freshwaters of Argentina. These three species were found in the Río Uruguay basin in Misiones Province. As a result of these findings, five species of Rineloricaria are found in the Río Uruguay basin in Argentina. A key of Rineloricaria species from that basin is also provided.


freshwater fishes; biodiversity; catfish; South America

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