Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits streams, from highly turbid standing water over a heavy clay substratum to free flowing clear water over gravel. Algae-eater (Ref. 6868).
  • Fisch-Muller, S. 2003 Loricariidae-Ancistrinae (Armored catfishes). p. 373-400. 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. 36713)
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Distribution

South America: Paraná River basin.
  • Fisch-Muller, S. 2003 Loricariidae-Ancistrinae (Armored catfishes). p. 373-400. 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. 36713)
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Paraná River basin, Argentina.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

8.9 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36713))
  • Fisch-Muller, S. 2003 Loricariidae-Ancistrinae (Armored catfishes). p. 373-400. 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. 36713)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Diseases and Parasites

Raphidascaris Infection 2. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Moravec, F. 1998 Nematodes of freshwater fishes of the neotropical region. 464 p. Praha, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. (Ref. 51153)
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Raphidascaris Disease. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Bunkley-Williams, L. and E.H. Williams Jr. 2002 Nematodes of freshwater fishes of the Neotropical region. (Book review). Caribb. J. Sci. 38(3-4):289-294. (Ref. 46699)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Ancistrus cirrhosus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ancistrus cirrhosus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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