LORICARIIDAE Rafinesque, 1815

Published, First, 2007, Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types, Zootaxa 1418, pp. 1-628: 216-217

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LORICARIIDAE Rafinesque, 1815
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LORICARIIDAE Rafinesque, 1815  

Loricaria Rafinesque, 1815: 89   . Type genus: Loricaria Linnaeus, 1758   .

Hypostomiden Kner, 1853b: 279. Type genus: Hypostomus La Cepède, 1803   .

Ancistri Kner, 1854: 6. Type genus: Ancistrus Kner, 1854   .

Acanthicini Bleeker, 1862 (in Bleeker, 1862–63): 2. Type genus: Acanthicus Spix & Agassiz, 1829   .

Acestrini Bleeker, 1862 (in Bleeker, 1862–63): 4. Type genus: Acestra Kner, 1853   . Permanently invalid, following Art. 39 of the Code, because the underlying generic name is preoccupied.

Hypoptopominae [sic, Hypoptopomatinae   ] Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890: 8, 12, 353, 388. Type genus: Hypoptopoma Günther, 1868   .

Neoplecostominae Regan, 1904b: 306. Type genus: Neoplecostomus Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888   .

Lithogeneinae   [sic, for Lithogeninae   ] Gosline, 1947: 80. Type genus: Lithogenes Eigenmann, 1909   .

Chaetostomidi Fowler, 1958: 14. Type genus: Chaetostomus Kner, 1846   .

Farlowellidi Fowler, 1958: 14. Type genus: Farlowella Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889   .

Harttiinae Boeseman, 1971: 4, 10. Type genus: Harttia Steindachner, 1877   .

Acestridiinae Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1974a: 67, 68. Type genus: Acestridium Haseman, 1911   .

Loricariichthyina Isbrücker, 1979a: 87, 89. Type genus: Loricariichthys Bleeker, 1862   .

Metaloricariina Isbrücker, 1979a: 88, 90. Type genus: Metaloricaria, Isbrücker, 1975   .

Hemiodontichthyina Isbrücker, 1979a: 88, 89. Type genus: Hemiodontichthys Bleeker, 1862   .

Otocinclini Isbrücker, 1979b: 114. Type genus: Otocinclus Cope, 1871   .

Planiloricariina Isbrücker, 1979a: 87, 89. Type genus: Planiloricaria Isbrücker, 1971   .

Reganellina Isbrücker, 1979a: 87, 89. Type genus: Reganella Eigenmann, 1905   .

Rineloricariina Isbrücker, 1979a: 87, 89. Type genus: Rineloricaria Bleeker, 1862   .

Lithoxina Isbrücker, 1980: 77. Type genus: Lithoxus Eigenmann, 1910   .

Pseudacanthicini Isbrücker, 1980: 76. Type genus: Pseudacanthicus Bleeker, 1862   .

Ricolina Isbrücker, 1981: 54. Type genus: Ricola Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1978   .

Hopliancistrini Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989: 543. Type genus: Hopliancistrus Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989   .

Spectracanthicina Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989: 544. Type genus: Spectracanthicus Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1987   .

Otothyrini Schaefer, 1991: 31. Type genus: Otothyris Myers, 1927   .

Lampiellini Isbrücker, in Isbrücker et al., 2001: 20. Type genus Lampiella Isbrücker, 2001   .

Corymbophanini Armbruster, 2004a: 59. Type genus: Corymbophanes Eigenmann, 1909   .

Pterygoplichthini   [sic, for Pterygoplichthyini] Armbruster, 2004a: 61. Type genus: Pterygoplichthys Gill, 1858   .

Rhinelepini Armbruster, 2004a: 61. Type genus: Rhinelepis Spix & Agassiz, 1829   [not Valenciennes, as stated in Armbruster].

Taxonomic summary: Gosline (1947); Isbrücker (1979b, 1980, 1992a, 2001); Reis et al. (2003); Ferraris (2003b, Neoplecostominae; 2003c, Loricariinae   ); Fisch-Muller (2003, Ancistrinae   ); Schaefer (2003c, Hypoptopomatinae   ); Weber (2003, Hypostominae   ).

Phylogeny: Boeseman (1971); Schaefer (1987, 1998); Montoya-Burgos et al. (1997, 1998, 2002, molecular phylogeny); Armbruster (1998a, Rhinelepis   group); Schaefer (1991, Hypoptopomatinae   ); Armbruster (2004a, Ancistrinae   and Hypostominae   ); Gauger & Buckup (2005, Otothyrini).

Review: Aquino (1997, Hypoptopomatinae   of Argentina), Weber et al. (1992, Paraguay).

Remarks: The taxonomy of this some portions of this family is very unsettled at this time. Monophyly of the family appears to be strongly supported, except, possibly, for the inclusion of Lithogenes   (see Schaefer, 2003d, and Armbruster, 2004a for comments). Two subfamilies, Loricariinae   and Hypoptopomatinae   , as used in Reis et al. (2003), appear to be generally regarded as monophyletic, but the monophyly and composition of the other subfamilies in Reis et al. (2003) are currently being examined and likely to be altered substantially in the future (see, for example, Armbruster, 2004a). Isbrücker & Nijssen (1992b) summarized the extent of sexual dimorphism in the family; Muller & Weber (1992) examined the possible taxonomic value of dental characteristics.

96 genera, 716 species; no named fossil taxa.