Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Trichomycteridae
(Pencil or parasitic catfishes) > Trichomycterinae
Etymology: Ituglanis: Greek, itys, ityos = circle + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335); boitata: The specific name boitata comes from the indigenous language Tupi-Guarani 'boi' (snake) and 'tata' (fire), in reference to the orangish coloration and to the species swimming behavior that resembles a snake. 'Boitata' snake is part of several fictitious tales in the Brazilian culture popularized in the Rio Grande do Sul State by the writer Simões Lopes Neto.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Rio Araranguá, rio Mampituba and rio Tramandaí basins in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104908)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is often associated with clear water, rocky bottom, and small current streams and rivers in the middle and upper portions of three drainages (the rio Araranguá, rio Mampituba and rio Tramandaí basins) and has never been found in lagoons or surroundings swamps of the coastal plain (Ref. 104908).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ferrer, J., L.M. Donin and L.R. Malabarba, 2015. A new species of Ituglanis Costa & Bockmann, 1993 (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) endemic to the Tramandaí-Mampituba ecoregion, southern Brazil. Zootaxa(2):375-389. (Ref. 104908)
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=0.00417 (0.00160 - 0.01085), b=3.09 (2.86 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .