The family Loricariidae, suckermouth -or armored- catfishes, contains over 650 described species and a great number of still undescribed members.
Many of these are popular aquarium fishes. Our first volume presents the subfamilies Hypoptopomatinae and Loricariinae with over 900 full-color photographs. The families Cetopsidae, Nematogenydae, and Trichomycteridae are presented as well in the 944 pages of this book. Special emphasis is given to the aspects of breeding and ecology.