Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Upper Marañon River in northern Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from all species of Hypostominae by having a coracoid with a serrated posterior margin of the posterior process, an opercle with a process extending ventrolaterally from the ventral margin, and branchiostegals one and two fused. Differs further by having the following characters: cheek plates evertible to less than 45° from the sagittal plane; fewer than ten (typically zero or six) enlarged cheek-plate odontodes; enlarged cheek-plate odontodes straight and no longer than 15 times length of odontodes on lateral body plates; large eyes (mean 24.0% of head length, range 21.7-27.6% HL); and by having uniformly gold-brown to bronze base color with golden sheen when alive (Ref. 88957).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lujan, N.K., J.W. Armbruster and B. Rengifo, 2011. A new basal Ancistrini genus and species from the Andes of northern Peru (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Copeia 2011(4):497-502. (Ref. 88957)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01698 (0.00778 - 0.03707), b=2.92 (2.74 - 3.10), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .