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Parotocinclus prata Ribeiro, Melo & Pereira, 2002

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Hypoptopomatinae
Etymology: Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish (Ref. 45335);  prata: From Rio da Prata, the river basin from where this species was collected.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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South America: Rio da Prata, a tributary of the Rio Sao Francisco basin in southeastern Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81204)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Total absence of platelets on the abdomen in specimens of all sizes; and by having rostral plates reduced in extent with anterior margins that fall short of the anterior of the rostral margin of the snout, lacking a ventral curvature (Ref. 47265). Further distinguished from other Parotocinclus species with naked areas on the abdomen by having 25-29 median plates and by having the pectoral girdle exposed only on small areas on each side (Ref. 47265).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in clear water creeks surrounded by dense gallery forest, with bottom composed of rocks, pebbles and sand, with submerged litter only at the bottoms of the larger and deeper pools. Also occurs in larger water bodies with scarce marginal vegetation and the substrate composed solely of sand. Feeds on diatoms, cyanobacteria, green algae and organic matter (Ref. 47265).

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

Ribeiro, A.C., A.L.A. Melo and E.H.L. Pereira, 2002. A new species of Parotocinclus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the rio Sao Francisco basin, southeastern Brazil. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(3):217-224. (Ref. 47265)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00225 - 0.01343), b=3.11 (2.90 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .