Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Hypostominae
Etymology: Hypostomus: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Rio Ribeira de Iguape basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 37.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54480)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Differs from its congeners in rio Ribeira de Iguape basin by having a well defined large, dark, and roundish spots somewhat homogeneously distributed over body and fins, and by having relatively broad dorsal fin, interradial membranes apparently wider than in examined congeners from coastal Brazilian drainages (Ref. 54480).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oyakawa, O.T., A. Akama and A.M. Zanata, 2005. Review of the genus Hypostomus Lacepède, 1803 from rio Ribeira de Iguape basin, with description of a new species (Pisces, Siluriformes, Loricariidae). Zootaxa 921:1-27. (Ref. 54480)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00663 - 0.03457), b=2.92 (2.74 - 3.10), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .