Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Heptapteridae
Etymology: Phenacorhamdia: Greek, phenax, -akos = deceptive + Brazilian vernacular name, Nhamdia/Jamdia (Ref. 45335); provenzanoi: Named for Francisco Provenzano for his contributions to the knowledge of Venezuelan catfishes and extensive efforts in the study of Aro and Caura fish faunas.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Orinoco basin, Venezuela.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78618)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
DoNascimiento, C. and N. Milani, 2008. The Venezuelan species of Phenacorhamdia (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae), with the description of two new species and a remarkable new tooth morphology for siluriforms. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 157(1):163-180. (Ref. 78618)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00359 - 0.01679), b=2.98 (2.80 - 3.16), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .