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Rhinolekos britskii  Martins, Langeani & Costa, 2011

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Hypoptopomatinae
Etymology: Rhinolekos: Name from the Greek 'rhinos' for nose, nostril and 'lekos' for plate, referring to presence of the lateronasal plate.;  britskii: Named for Heraldo A. Britski, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, in recognition of his dedication and remarkable contributions to the studies in Hypoptopomatinae and to Neotropical Ichthyology, in general.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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South America: streams from rio Paranaíba drainage, upper rio Paraná system in Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86681)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal soft rays: 6; Vertebrae: 31. Distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: presence of transverse dark bands on pectoral-,pelvic- and anal-fin rays (vs. absence); 31 vertebrae (vs. 32), and by anterior portion of the compound supraneural-first dorsal-fin proximal radial contacting the neural spine of the 9th vertebra (vs. 10th). Differs from Rhinolekos garavelloi by the larger post-anal length (34.7-37.7% in SL vs. 29.0-34.6%); smaller thoracic length (14.7-18.0% in SL vs. 18.1-20.8%); and fewer plates in the dorsal series (24-28 vs. 30-35). Can be diagnosed from Rhinoleko schaeferi by the absence of premaxillary and dentary accessory teeth (vs. presence); and 21-24 mid-dorsal plates (vs. 18-20) (Ref. 86681).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Oliveira Martins, F. de and F. Langeani, 2011. Rhinolekos, a new genus with three new species of Hypoptopomatinae (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from upper rio Paraná. Netrop. Ichthyol. 9(1):65-78. (Ref. 86681)

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 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00229 - 0.01319), 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):  2.2   ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .