Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Hypostominae
Etymology: Pogonopoma: Greek, pogon = beard + Greek, poma, -atos = cover, operculum (Ref. 45335); obscurum: From its dark coloration; an adjective. More on authors: Quevedo & Reis.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: upper Uruguay River basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43112)
Fairly common and inhabits stretches of the main river and its tributaries, with relatively rapid water currents over rocky bottoms with boulders.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Quevedo, R. and R.E. Reis, 2002. Pogonopoma obscurum: a new species of loricariid catfish (Siluriformes: Loricarridae) from southern Brazil, with comments on the genus Pogonopoma. Copeia 2002(2):402-410. (Ref. 43112)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01549 (0.00706 - 0.03397), b=2.93 (2.74 - 3.12), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .