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Pareiorhaphis mutuca  (Oliveira & Oyakawa, 1999)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Neoplecostominae
Etymology: Pareiorhaphis: Greek, pareia = jaw + Greek, rhaphis = needle (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 32949).   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Headwaters of Das Velhas River basin.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 32949)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal soft rays: 6. Distinguished from other Hemipsilichthys species by the exposed lateral process of cleithrum above pectoral fin insertion very reduced in size, never passing the origin of the pectoral fin spine; and by the arrangement of the hypertrophied odontodes on the lateral margin of head, which are longer posteriorly and slightly turned backwards (Ref. 42856).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in rocky and stony areas. During the day, this fish hides under the stones in the deep and shaded places but is always active.

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

Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. (Ref. 58032)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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