Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Doradidae
Etymology: Physopyxis: Greek, physa = bellows + Greek, pyxis,-idos = box (Ref. 45335); ananas: Named from the generic name of the pineapple, Ananas, in allusion to stout body and spiny appearance of the species due to presence of additional row(s) of spines on lateral plates.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: throughout the lowlands in the entire Amazon (including rio Negro) and rio Essequibo basins.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56903)
Inhabits shallow waters where organic debris accumulates, such as submerged litter banks (Ref. 56903).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sousa, L.M. and L.H. Rapp Py-Daniel, 2005. Description of two new species of Physopyxis and redescription of P. lyra (Siluriformes: Doradidae). Neotrop. Ichthyol. 3(4):625-636. (Ref. 56903)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.01445 (0.00653 - 0.03199), b=2.96 (2.77 - 3.15), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .