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Imparfinis timana  Ortega-Lara, Milani, DoNascimiento, Villa-Navarro & Maldonado-Ocampo, 2011

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

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Heptapteridae (Three-barbeled catfishes)
Etymology: Imparfinis: Latin, impar = unequal + Greek, finis, pinna = wing, fin (Ref. 45335);  timana: Timana is used as a noun in apposition and refers to the indigenous people inhabiting the west flank of the eastern cordillera, in the Colombian Andes, from San Agustin to Pitalito (Departamento del Huila).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: Colombia. Known from the type locality at the río Guarapas, a small tributary of the upper río Magdalena basin (Ref. 88952).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88952)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Small heptapterid catfish (largest specimen 76.7 mm SL), with elongated body, triangular in cross-section at dorsal-fin origin, progressively more laterally compressed to tail region. Dorsal profile slightly convex from snout tip to dorsal-fin origin, slightly concave just posterior to dorsal-fin base to adipose-fin origin, straight and descending along adiposefin base, then ascending along caudal peduncle. Ventral profile of head straight, slightly convex along abdomen, then straight to anal-fin origin and slightly descending along caudal peduncle (Ref. 88952).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Bockmann, Flavio | Collaborators

Ortega-Lara, A., N. Milani, C. DoNascimiento, F. Villa-Navarro and J.M. Maldonado-Ocampo, 2011. Two new trans-Andean species of Imparfinis Eigenmann & Norris, 1900 (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) from Colombia. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 9(4):777-793. (Ref. 88952)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.5 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) .