PERU: Loricariids from Rio Napo

By Heiko Bleher

The description of species in the family Loricariidae is growing. In the last 3 years another dozens of species have been described, there are now by over 1000 species recognized as valid.

Moreover there has been a change in subfamily status: Ancistrinae belongs now in Hypostominae with 465 species, with a total of 8 subfamilies only, and no new species were added to Loricariinae, Lithogeninae, Delturinae, Rhinlepinae.

The new species have been described in the subfamilies Hypoptopomatinae, Neoplecostominae and Hypostominae.

In this articles are shown details of Loricariinae and Hypostominae, which might be known in the aquarium hobby, but no frequently seen, although found in the Peruvian Napo region almost frequently.

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