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Rhynchodoras castilloi  Birindelli, Sabaj Pérez & Taphorn, 2007

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Doradidae (Thorny catfishes)
Etymology: Rhynchodoras: Greek, rhingchos = snout + Greek, doras = skin (Ref. 45335);  castilloi: Named for Otto E. Castillo G, who collected much of the type material, for his lifelong dedication to the study and stewardship of his country's rich diversity of freshwater fishes.

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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South America: middle to lower Río Apure of the Orinoco basin in Venezuela.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 72419)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6; Vertebrae: 41. Differs from Rhynchodoras xingui by having the following characters: all three tympanal scutes weakly developed (vs. second and particularly third well developed, latter with medial carina); midlateral scutes 34-36 (vs. 33 -34); and anterior midlateral scutes relatively shallow, depth about one-fifth of corresponding body depth, and with dorsal and ventral laminae weakly developed, lacking distinct serrations along posterior margins (vs. depth about one-third to one-quarter of corresponding body depth, and dorsal and ventral laminae well developed with conspicuously serrated posterior margins). Diagnosed from Rhynchodoras woodsi by having a simple swim bladder (vs. each posterior chamber of gas bladder expanded into elongate horn-like diverticulum), and tubercles punctate and abundant (vs. tubercles elongate, dashlike, and sparse) (Ref. 72419).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Reported to feed on Trichoptera (Ref. 72419).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. | Collaborators

Birindelli, J.L.O., M.H. Sabaj and D.C. Taphorn, 2007. New species of Rhynchodoras from Río Orinoco, Venezuela, with comments on the genus (Siluriformes: Doradidae). Copeia 2007(3):672-684. (Ref. 72419)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00358 - 0.01848), b=3.06 (2.86 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .