Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate, preferred ?
South America: Mendoza River basin in Argentina.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 33071)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 12;
Vertebrae: 39 - 43. Entire surface of body skin perforated by pores of ampullary organs; cephalic sensory canal system represented only by anterior portion of supraorbital canal enclosed by nasal bone, and posterior portion of postotic canal enclosed by pterotic and posttemporosupracleithrum; two anteriormost pores of supraorbital canal present medial to anterior and posterior nostrils, respectively; one or two pores of postotic canal on pterotic and between pterotic and posttemporosupracleithrum; body lateral line represented only by portion posterior to head, with one or two pores; head and body pit lines absent in most individuals; peritoneum and wall of pleuroperitoneal cavity blackish due to presence of many melanophores; eye small and supported by membranous outgrowth of hyomandibula and by membrane; and ceratobranchial and epibranchial bones without ossified gill rakers. The short dorsal fin has 5 precurrent rays plus 6 to 9 principal rays; anal fin has 4 precurrent rays and 6 to 8 principal rays.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Arratia, G., 1998. Silvinichthys, a new genus of trichomycterid catfishes from the Argentinian Andes, with redescription of Trichomycterus nigricans. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 9(4):347-370. (Ref. 33071)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .