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.; madeirae: Named for the rio Madeira, in which basin is the type-locality. An adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: middle rio Madeira and Purus in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116855)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6;
Vertebrae: 26. Leptotocinclus madeirae can be diagnosed from its congener L. ctenistus by the absence of a median series of abdominal plates (vs. presence of median series of plates, arranged in one single row) and by having 1-2 (except one specimen with 3) lateral abdominal plates (vs. 3-6). It further differs by having smaller size of the preanal plate (1.5-6.4% SL vs. 7.0-12.0% 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) .