Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Neoplecostominae
Etymology: forestii: Named for Fausto Foresti, Professor of the university of São Paulo state 'Júlio de Mesquita Filho' (Unesp) in Brazil, for his contributions to fish genetics, with more than 250 papers published in this field.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Roncador Stream and the das Brancas Stream, both tributaries of the Tocantizinho River, Tocantins basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115935)
Occurs in shallow, clear waters of about 0.5 m in depth and fast-flowing currents, with an underlying substrate of rock, in areas of flat terrain. Found associated with pebbles. Sympatric with other fishes such as Creagrutus sp., Rhinolekos capetinga, Hypostomus sp., Phenacorhamdia sp., Ancistrus sp., and Ituglanis sp. (Ref. 115935).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Silva, G.S.C., F.F. Roxo, L.E. Ochoa and C. Oliveira, 2016. Description of a new catfish genus (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from the Tocantins River basin in central Brazil, with comments on the historical zoogeography of the new taxon. ZooKeys 598:129-157. (Ref. 115935)
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
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00174 - 0.01147), b=3.10 (2.87 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .