Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Ancistrinae
Etymology: Hemiancistrus: Greek, hemi = the half + Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: middle and upper rio Tocantins and its tributaries.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49598)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4. Number of elongate odontodes on cheek 30-60; absence of dark spots on the ventral surface of head and body; fins and lateral and dorsal plates of head and body with numerous dark dots; dorsal-fin rays I, 7; premaxillary teeth 17-29; absence of small dark spots on upper region of eye; first anal-fin pterygiophore barely exposed, sometimes covered by skin; long and curled odontodes of adult males confined to the upper caudal peduncle region; interorbital width 30.3-35.0% HL (Ref. 49598).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Cardoso, A.R. and P.H.F. Lucinda, 2003. Three new species of Hemiancistrus (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the rio Tocantins basin with comments on the genus. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 14(1):73-84. (Ref. 49598)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00369 - 0.01635), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .