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Ituglanis passensis  Fernández & Bichuette, 2002

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Trichomycteridae (Pencil or parasitic catfishes) > Trichomycterinae
Etymology: Ituglanis: Greek, itys, ityos = circle + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335);  passensis: From its type locality, the Passa Três cave.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.6 - 8.4; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 46923).   Tropical; 19°C - 23°C (Ref. 46923), preferred ?

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South America: known only from Passa Três cave, Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39970)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 36. Reduced dark pigmentation on the head and body where pigmentation varies from yellowish to light gray, with scattered melanophores limited to the dorsal region of the body. Degree of development of the eyes ranges from their appearing as black dots to being externally invisible. Maxillary barbel extending to the anterior margin of pectoral fin. First pectoral-fin ray, a short filament. Ribs 7. Head length 16-17% SL. Premaxilla rectangular with 3-4 rows; outer row conical (Ref. 46923).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in small riffles with slow current 15-20 cm deep on average. Exhibits crypto-biotic habits, hiding in the gravel bottom or under limestone blocks. No observed agonistic behavior (Ref. 46923).

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Fernández, L. and M.E. Bichuette, 2002. A new cave dwelling species of Ituglanis from the São Domingos karst, central Brazil (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(3):273-278. (Ref. 46923)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .