Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Loricariinae
Etymology: Crossoloricaria: Greek krossoi = tassel + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; 1706 (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 27°C - 28°C (Ref. 32973), preferred ?
South America: Madre de Dios basin in Peru; Rio Grande and Rio Manuripe in Pando, Bolivia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 32973)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4;
Vertebrae: 33 - 34. Distinguished from all other species of Crossoloricaria by having more teeth (4-8 premaxillary and 8-11 mandibular teeth); more coalescing plates (17-20); maxillary barbel longer (68-109 % HL), reaching middle or proximal third of pectoral fin; barbels of lower lip more developed (16-27% HL); interorbital width greater (16-21% HL); and first ray of dorsal, pectoral and pelvic fins produced beyond branched fin rays. Furthermore, it is distinguished from C. rhami by these osteological features: tip of first dorsal-fin pterygiophore passes between paired neural spines of 8th centrum and contacts posterior border of transverse process of 7th centrum; pectoral fin reaches anterior half of pelvic fin; pelvic skeleton with ischiac process of basipterygia elongated, longer than in C. rhami; and last pterygiophore of anal fin bears a bifid posterior process, ending at the middle of haemal spine of 18th centrum.
Occurs in the main river and major tributaries, always over sandy beaches. Stomach contents include larvae of aquatic insects, small seeds and debris. The holotype (male, 11.59 cm SL) carried 53 fertilized eggs (3.2-3.4 mm diameter) on its lips and another specimen was carrying 31 unfertilized eggs (3.1-3.4 mm diameter).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chang, F. and E. Castro, 1999. Crossoloricaria bahuaja, a new loricariid fish from Madre de Dios, southeastern Peru. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 10(1):81-88. (Ref. 32973)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00363 (0.00158 - 0.00833), b=3.15 (2.96 - 3.34), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.21 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .