Ricola macrops

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Ricola macrops
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Subfamily: Loricariinae
Tribe: Loricariini
Genus: Ricola
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1974
Species: R. macrops
Binomial name
Ricola macrops
(Regan, 1904)

Loricaria macrops
Regan, 1904

Ricola macrops is the only species of the monotypic genus Ricola, a genus of the family Loricariidae of catfish (order Siluriformes).[1]

Ecological and behavioral data are unavailable for this species.[1] This species is native to Argentina and Uruguay where it occurs in the lower Paraná River basin.[1] R. macrops probably inhabits sandy substrates with flowing waters.[1] R. macrops reaches a length of 21.0 centimetres (8.3 in) SL.[2]

It shares features with representatives of different groups within Loricariini. For example, it possesses conspicuous fringed barbels on the lower lip, a feature shared by the representatives of the Pseudohemiodon group. It also bears numerous papillae on the inner surfaces of the lips and numerous straight bicuspid teeth that are characteristic of the Rineloricaria group.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Covain, Raphael; Fisch-Muller, Sonia (2007). "The genera of the Neotropical armored catfish subfamily Loricariinae (Siluriformes: Loricariidae): a practical key and synopsis" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1462: 1–40. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Ricola macrops" in FishBase. December 2011 version.