Overview

Comprehensive Description

D. cf. filamentosa :-

MHNG 2674.052 , 275.8 mm of SL, Panama , Panama Department , Rio Ipeti , de Rham , 11 March 2000 .

  • Raphael Covain, Sonia Fisch-Muller (2007): The genera of the Neotropical armored catfish subfamily Loricariinae (Siluriformes: Loricariidae): a practical key and synopsis. Zootaxa 1462, 1-40: 4-4, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D1F13841-BD7B-4D00-B57D-9CBEC187B83C
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Biology

Feeds on algae (Ref. 26543).
  • Ferraris, C.J. Jr. 2003 Loricariidae - Loricariinae (Armored catfishes). p. 330-350. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36389)
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Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in the Magdalena River basin, and possibly in the Catatumbo River. Recent collections of this species have occurred in the middle of the Rio Cauca river.
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South America: Magdalena River basin and possibly the Catatumbo River.
  • Ferraris, C.J. Jr. 2003 Loricariidae - Loricariinae (Armored catfishes). p. 330-350. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36389)
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Magdalena River basin and possibly Catatumbo River, Colombia.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 280 mm SL
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Max. size

26.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36389))
  • Ferraris, C.J. Jr. 2003 Loricariidae - Loricariinae (Armored catfishes). p. 330-350. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36389)
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Type Information

Paratype for Loricaria tuyrensis
Catalog Number: USNM 78341
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): S. Meek & S. Hildebrand
Year Collected: 1912
Locality: Rio Tuyra, Boca De Cupe, Darien, Panama, Darien Province, Panama, North America
  • Paratype: Meek, S. E. & Hildebrand, S. F. 1913. Field Museum of Natural History Publication. Zoological Series. 10 (8): 81.
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Paratype for Loricaria tuyrensis
Catalog Number: USNM 78342
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): S. Meek & S. Hildebrand
Year Collected: 1912
Locality: Rio Tuyra At Mouth of Yape, Darien, Panama, Darien Province, Panama, North America
  • Paratype: Meek, S. E. & Hildebrand, S. F. 1913. Field Museum of Natural History Publication. Zoological Series. 10 (8): 81.
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Paratype for Loricaria tuyrensis
Catalog Number: USNM 78343
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): S. Meek & S. Hildebrand
Year Collected: 1911
Locality: Rio Tuyra, Boca De Cupe, Darien, Panama., Darien Province, Panama, North America
  • Paratype: Meek, S. E. & Hildebrand, S. F. 1913. Field Museum of Natural History Publication. Zoological Series. 10 (8): 81.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
D. filamentosa is a demersal (living at or near the bottom of the water body) species. Occurs on sandbars like most probably most of the members of the subfamily.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on algae.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2009

Assessor/s
Reis, R & Lima, F.

Reviewer/s
Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)

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Justification
This species has a large distribution and is not impacted by any threat process. Therefore it has been assessed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species has a stable population trend at present.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
The Magdalena River basin has a high human population, of about 32 million, which results in major threats such as reservoir construction, interrupting longitudinal connectivity and leading to river floodplain degradation, and large scale agro-industrial projects in the catchment that leads to accelerated aquatic habitat degradation because of increased soil erosion and pesticide input. In addition, large amounts of untreated sewage is emptied into the basins waterways (Junk 2005). However, these threats are unlikely to have impacted this species greatly.
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Least Concern (LC)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no conservation measures in place.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
  • Mills, D. and G. Vevers 1989 The Tetra encyclopedia of freshwater tropical aquarium fishes. Tetra Press, New Jersey. 208 p. (Ref. 7020)
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Wikipedia

Whiptail Catfish

Whiptail catfish (Dasyloricaria filamentosa) is a species of armored catfish endemic to Colombia where it is found in the Magdalena River basin and is suspected to also occur in the Catatumbo River. This species grows to a length of 26 centimetres (10 in) SL. D. filamentosa is found in the aquarium trade.

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