Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Hypoptopomatinae
Etymology: Leptotocinclus: Derived from the from the Greek leptos, means fine, small, delicate, and Otocinclus, a genus of
Hypoptopomatini, in reference to the delicate aspect of the species included.; ctenistus: The specific epithet is from the Greek ktenistus, meaning combed, derived from ktenos, comb, in reference to the contact organ formed by a comb of odontodes on the pelvic fin of mature males. An adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Rio Solimões and rio Negro drainages in Brazil and Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116855)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6;
Vertebrae: 27. Leptotocinclus ctenistus can be diagnosed from its only congener L. madeirae by the presence of median series of abdominal plates, arranged in one single row (vs. median series of abdominal plates absent); and having 3-6 lateral abdominal plates (vs. 1-2, but one specimen with 3). It further differs by having larger size of preanal plate (7.0-12.0% SL vs. 1.5-6.4% SL) (Ref. 116855).
Collected from blackwater creeks and small rivers (Ref. 116855).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Delapieve, M.L.S., P.A. Lehmann and R.E. Reis, 2017. An appraisal of the phylogenetic relationships of Hypoptopomatini cascudinhos with description of two new genera and three new species (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Neotrop. Ichthyol. 15(4):e170079. (Ref. 116855)
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
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00221 - 0.01307), b=3.11 (2.90 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .