Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Loricariinae
Etymology: Cteniloricaria: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; 1706 (Ref. 45335); napova: The specific name 'napova' is from the Amerindian Trio-Wayana meaning thank you, to honor the Trio people from Sipaliwini who offered these fish. Name used in apposition.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
South America: Upper Paru de Oeste River.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90209)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. Distinguished from its only congener Cteniloricaria platystoma by its distinctly spotted color pattern (vs indistinctly marbled), and its specific barcode sequence. Additional characters useful to separate this species from Cteniloricaria platystoma are the following: greater predorsal length (mean = 30.91 ± 0.38% of SL vs 29.91 ± 0.90 in Cteniloricaria platystoma; HSD, p-value < 0.0001); anus to pectoral-fin origin length (mean = 23.92 ± 0.89% of SL vs 23.31 ± 0.93; HSD, p-value = 0.0429); body width at dorsal- fin origin (mean = 15.17 ± 0.61% of SL vs 14.62 ± 0.91; HSD, p-value = 0.0228); body depth at dorsal-fin origin (mean = 10.04 ± 0.69% of SL vs 9.16 ± 1.00; HSD, p-value = 0.0012); head depth (mean = 42.21 ± 2.37% of HL vs 40.83 ± 2.85; HSD, p-value = 0.029); and more numerous premaxillary teeth (mean = 47 ± 6 vs 40 ± 12; HSD, p-value = 0.0099) (Ref. 90209).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Covain, R., S. Fisch-Muller, J.I. Montoya-Burgos, J.H. Mol, P.-Y. Le Bail and S. Day, 2012. The Harttiini (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from the Guianas: a multi-table approach to assess their diversity, evolution, and distribution. Cybium 36(1):115-161. (Ref. 90209)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00363 (0.00158 - 0.00833), b=3.15 (2.96 - 3.34), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .