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Neblinichthys peniculatus  Armbruster & Taphorn, 2013

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Ancistrinae
Etymology: Neblinichthys: Latin, nebula = mist, vapour + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  peniculatus: From the Latin adjective 'peniculus', meaning brush, in reference to the brushlike odontodes on the snout.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Río Carapo of the middle río Paragua in Venezuela.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93221)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 5. Distinguished from all species of Neblinichthys by having the following characters: mottling on the caudal peduncle consisting of dark spots and dashes; spots on the head; and hypertrophied snout odontodes are rather short, none as large as the eye diameter. Also differs from other congeners by the following combination of characters: iris operculum; odontodes on the opercle; and internares 3.9-4.6% HL; no spots (or at best very faint spots on a light background) on the abdomen of adult males; a rectangular dark blotch at the base of the caudal fin; internares width 10.5-12.4% HL; postanal length 28.5-30.6% SL; one preadipose plate with the adipose membrane conspicuous; and greater than 20 evertible cheek odontodes; five rays on anal fin; and large spots on the fins that clearly proceed onto the membranes; four to five bands or rows of spots in the caudal fin; and predorsal length/postanal length ratio 150.1-164.6% (Ref. 93221).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found rio Carapo with rapids complex. Collected from 100 m above the lower extent of the rapids as well as a rapids complex further upstream (Ref. 93221).

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Armbruster, J.W. and D.C. Taphorn, 2013. Description of Neblinichthys peniculatus, a new species of loricariid catfish from the rió Paragua drainage of Venezuela. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 11(1):65-72. (Ref. 93221)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

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=0.01288 (0.00495 - 0.03354), b=3.07 (2.84 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .