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Imparfinis usmai  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);  usmai: the ichthyological collection building in the Cauca valley, and for promoting an active interchange between Colombian and Venezuelan ichthyologists, since his MSc studies in 2000 at Universidad Nacional Experimental de los Llanos Ezequiel Zamora (Guanare, Venezuela) (Ref. 88952).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: Colombia. Distributed along the upper basin of río Cauca and río Magdalena, and in the lower río Patía basin on the Pacific slope of western cordillera of Colombia. Imparfinis usmai is sympatric with I. nemacheir in the río Magdalena.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.3 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 88952)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Small heptapterid catfish (largest specimen 100.8 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 adiposefin origin, straight and descending along adipose-fin base, then ascending along caudal peduncle. Ventral profile of head straight, slightly convex along abdomen, then straight to analfin 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. 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=0.01122 (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):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .