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Cteniloricaria napova  Covain & Fisch-Muller, 2012

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Loricariinae
Etymology: Cteniloricaria: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; 1706 (Ref. 45335);  napova: The specific name 'napova' is from the Amerindian Trio-Wayana meaning thank you, to honor the Trio people from Sipaliwini who offered these fish. Name used in apposition. apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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South America: Upper Paru de Oeste River.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90209)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 5. Distinguished from its only congener Cteniloricaria platystoma by its distinctly spotted color pattern (vs indistinctly marbled), and its specific barcode sequence. Additional characters useful to separate this species from Cteniloricaria platystoma are the following: greater predorsal length (mean = 30.91 ± 0.38% of SL vs 29.91 ± 0.90 in Cteniloricaria platystoma; HSD, p-value < 0.0001); anus to pectoral-fin origin length (mean = 23.92 ± 0.89% of SL vs 23.31 ± 0.93; HSD, p-value = 0.0429); body width at dorsal- fin origin (mean = 15.17 ± 0.61% of SL vs 14.62 ± 0.91; HSD, p-value = 0.0228); body depth at dorsal-fin origin (mean = 10.04 ± 0.69% of SL vs 9.16 ± 1.00; HSD, p-value = 0.0012); head depth (mean = 42.21 ± 2.37% of HL vs 40.83 ± 2.85; HSD, p-value = 0.029); and more numerous premaxillary teeth (mean = 47 ± 6 vs 40 ± 12; HSD, p-value = 0.0099) (Ref. 90209).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Fisch-Muller, Sonia | Collaborators

Covain, R., S. Fisch-Muller, J.I. Montoya-Burgos, J.H. Mol, P.-Y. Le Bail and S. Day, 2012. The Harttiini (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from the Guianas: a multi-table approach to assess their diversity, evolution, and distribution. Cybium 36(1):115-161. (Ref. 90209)

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=0.00355 (0.00156 - 0.00807), b=3.14 (2.95 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.5   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .