Ancistrus mullerae

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Ancistrus mullerae Bifi, Pavanelli & Zawadzki, 2009

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Classification / Names Noms communs | Synonymes | Catalog of Fishes(Genre, Espèce) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

> Siluriformes (Catfishes) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Hypostominae
Etymology: Ancistrus: Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335);  mullerae: Named for Sonia Fisch-Muller, from the Muséum d'histoire naturelle de la Ville de Genève (MHNG), Switzerland.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Écologie

; eau douce benthopélagique.   Tropical

Distribution Pays | Zones FAO | Écosystèmes | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

South America: Brazil.

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm SL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 83296); 8.0 cm SL (female)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 1; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 7; Épines anales 1; Rayons mous anaux: 3 - 4. This species differs from its congeners in the Río de La Plata and coastal basins of southern Brazil, except A. abilhoai, A. agostinhoi, A. formoso, A. multispinis and A. taunayi, by possessing a maxillary barbel short and not free from lower lip (vs. longer and free from lower lip); from A. abilhoai by the width of its mandibulary teeth row 16.5-21.0% of HL (vs. 13.4-15.5%) and 39.3-58.0% of interorbital width (vs. 32.9-37.9%); from A. agostinhoi by occipital depth 15.4-18.8% of SL (vs. 18.8-22.0%) and head length 34.4-37.9%, mean= 36.3% of SL (vs. 37.8-41.4%, mean= 38.9%); from A. formoso by orbital diameter 11.9-18.4% of HL (vs. 8.3-8.7%), caudal peduncle depth 8.8-11.5% of SL (vs. 7.8-8.7%) and number of dentary teeth 51-97 (vs. 110); from A. multispinis and A. taunayi by number of interopercular spines 12-22 (vs. 24-35 and 22-28, respectively) (Ref. 83296).

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur : Fisch-Muller, Sonia | Collaborateurs

Bifi, A.G., C.S. Pavanelli and C.H. Zawadzki, 2009. Three new species of Ancistrus Kner, 1854 (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Rio Iguaçu basin, Paraná State, Brazil. Zootaxa 2275:41-59. (Ref. 83296)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 123251)

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