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Lepthoplosternum ucamara  Reis & Kaefer, 2005

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Callichthyidae (Callichthyid armored catfishes) > Callichthyinae
Etymology: Lepthoplosternum: Greek, leptos = thin + Greek, hoplon = weapon + Greek, sternon = chest, sternum (Ref. 45335);  ucamara: Named for the U.S. National Sciences Foundation funded Project Ucamara and also for the geological term Ucamara depression describing the low-lying reaches of the Ecayali and Marañon rivers caused by the subsidence in the Upper Amazon foreland basin..   More on author: Reis.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: Peru and Brazil; very likely ot occur at the intermediate whitewater floodplain localities along much of the upper Amazon.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56211)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosis: Lower lip with short, rounded projections lateral to the medial notch. Caudal peduncle is comparatively shallow (15.2-17.7% SL). Dorsal fin with 2 unbranched and 6 branched rays. Head depth small 19.9-21.8% SL; short first dorsal-fin ray 13.7-17.5% SL; maxillary barbels reaching lower lateral series plate 13-15 (Ref. 56211).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected in lakes or lake channels within dense marginal or floating vegetation, sometimes in hypoxic conditions (Ref. 56211).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Reis, Roberto E. | Collaborators

Reis, R.E. and C.C. Kaefer, 2005. Two new species of the neotropical catfish genus Lepthoplosternum (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Callichthyidae). Copeia 2005(4):724-731. (Ref. 56211)

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 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .