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Microplecostomus forestii  Silva, Roxo, Ochoa & Oliveira, 2016

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

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Neoplecostominae
Etymology: forestii: Named for Fausto Foresti, Professor of the university of São Paulo state 'Júlio de Mesquita Filho' (Unesp) in Brazil, for his contributions to fish genetics, with more than 250 papers published in this field.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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South America: Roncador Stream and the das Brancas Stream, both tributaries of the Tocantizinho River, Tocantins basin in Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115935)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow, clear waters of about 0.5 m in depth and fast-flowing currents, with an underlying substrate of rock, in areas of flat terrain. Found associated with pebbles. Sympatric with other fishes such as Creagrutus sp., Rhinolekos capetinga, Hypostomus sp., Phenacorhamdia sp., Ancistrus sp., and Ituglanis sp. (Ref. 115935).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Fisch-Muller, Sonia | Collaborators

Silva, G.S.C., F.F. Roxo, L.E. Ochoa and C. Oliveira, 2016. Description of a new catfish genus (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from the Tocantins River basin in central Brazil, with comments on the historical zoogeography of the new taxon. ZooKeys 598:129-157. (Ref. 115935)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00176 - 0.01137), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), 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) .