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Hemiancistrus sabaji  (Armbruster, 2003)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Ancistrinae
Etymology: Hemiancistrus: Greek, hemi = the half + Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335);  sabaji: Named for Dr. Mark Henry Sabaj, collection manager of Ichthyology, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, for his tremendous help in collecting specimens throughout South America (Ref. 50590).

Issue
Placed under Ancistomus in the aquarium domain.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 6°N - 1°N, 68°W - 58°W

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South America: Rupununi, Essequibo, and Takutu river drainages of Guyana, and from Río Casiquiare - Río Negro and the Río Cinaruco - Río Orinoco drainages of Venezuela.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 50590)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 4. Small spots on the head with spots becoming very large on the caudal peduncle and caudal fin; body very elongated; odontodes on opercle absent, rarely with one or two odontodes in adults (Ref. 50590).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in medium to large rivers among boulders (Ref. 50590).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Fisch-Muller, Sonia | Collaborators

Armbruster, J.W., 2003. Peckoltia sabaji, a new species from the Guyana Shield (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Zootaxa 344:1-12. (Ref. 50590)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

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=0.00871 (0.00482 - 0.01573), b=3.12 (2.96 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .