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Scoloplax baskini  Rocha, de Oliveira & Rapp Py-Daniel, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Scoloplacidae (Spiny dwarf catfishes)
Etymology: Scoloplax: Greek, skoloplax = a thorned plate (Ref. 45335);  baskini: Named for Jonathan Baskin for his significant contributions to Neotropical ichthyology including the description of the genus Scoloplax.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 5°S - 6°S, 60°W -

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South America: Brazil. Rio Aripuanã, a right-bank tributary of the middle rio Madeira (Ref. 79026).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79026)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 25 - 27. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following unique characters: ventral midline plates between the anus and caudal peduncle has 2 longitudinal parallel rows of odontodes not covered by skin; all rays of pectoral and pelvic fins simple, unbranched; large specimens with odontodes in abdominal area between pelvic-fin bases and immediately anterior to genital papilla; mesethmoid has a thickened triangular anterior process; and larger specimens with small odontodes on first and second pelvic-fin rays (Ref. 79026).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species was found among leaf litter in small clearwater tributaries of the middle part of rio Aripuanã (Ref. 79026).

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Rocha, M.S, R.R. de Oliveira and L.H. Rapp Py-Daniel, 2008. Scoloplax baskini: a new spiny dwarf catfish from rio Aripuanã, Amazonas, Brazil (Loricarioidei: Scoloplacidae). Neotrop. Ichthyol. 6(3):323-328. (Ref. 79026)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [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):  3.0   ±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) .