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: Ancistrus: Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335); abilhoai: Named for Vinícius Abilhoa, MHNCI; a patronym.
The specific epithet is misspelled in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Jul. 2010: Ref. 84883).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83296); 8.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 3 - 4. This species differs from its congeners inhabiting the Río de La Plata and coastal
basins of southern Brazil, except A. agostinhoi, A. multispinis, A. mullerae, A. taunayi and A. formoso, by possessing a maxillary barbel shorter and not free from its lower lip (vs. longer and free from lower lip); from the first 4 species, by the width of mandibulary teeth row 13.4-15.5% of HL (vs. 15.8-19.3%, 15.5-19.4%, 16.5-21.0% and 15.8-23.1%, respectively) and 32.9-37.9% of interorbital width (vs. 38.4-53.6%, 40.7-53.8%, 39.3-58.0% and 39.4-51.4%, respectively); from A. formoso by orbital diameter 11.9-15.3% of HL (vs. 8.3-8.7%), caudal peduncle depth 9.0-10.9% of SL (vs. 7.8-8.7%) and number of dentary teeth 40-68 (vs. 110) (Ref. 83296).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bifi, A.G., C.S. Pavanelli and C.H. Zawadzki, 2009. Three new species of Ancistrus Kner, 1854 (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Rio Iguaçu basin, Paraná State, Brazil. Zootaxa 2275:41-59. (Ref. 83296)
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) .