Otothyropsis polyodon  Calegari, Lehmann A. & Reis, 2013

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Hypoptopomatinae
Etymology: polyodon: From the Greek polys, meaning many, and odon, meaning tooth, in reference to its higher number of teeth compared to the other species. A noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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South America: tributaries to the rio Verde, a tributary to the upper rio Paraná basin in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93039)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 5; Vertebrae: 29. Distinguished from all congeners by having the following characters: 19-31 premaxillary teeth (vs. 10-20); 18-27 dentary teeth (vs. 11-19); caudal peduncle depth 6.2-7.6% (vs. 7.6-11.5% SL); dorsal-fin spinelet rectangular in shape (vs. triangular or quadrangular); suture in the posteromesial portion of the paired basipterygium long- same size of the basipterygium medial cartilage (vs. suture smaller-one to two third of the basipterygium medial cartilage) (Ref. 93039).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Calegari, B.B., P. Lehmann A. and R.E. Reis, 2013. Two new species of cascudinhos of the genus Otothyropsis (Siluriformes: Hypoptopomatinae) from the rio Paraná basin, Brazil. Zootaxa 3619(2):130-144. (Ref. 93039)

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 = 0.5312   [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):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .