Hypostomus yaku  Martins, Langeani & Zawadzki, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Hypostominae
Etymology: Hypostomus: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335);  yaku: The specific name is from the Tupi Guarani language, dialect Mbyá, y means water, and raku means hot, warm, in reference to the name of the rio Quente, a warm water river. A noun in apposition.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 34°C - ? (Ref. 97842)

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South America: Rio Quente, rio Paranaíba drainage, in the upper rio Paraná basin in central Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97842)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 5; Vertebrae: 27 - 28. Hypostomus yaku can be diagnosed from all congeners by having the five lateral series of plates with hypertrophied odontodes, not aligned in longitudinal rows, more conspicuous on flanks of caudal peduncle of the larger specimens (vs. lateral series of plates without hypertrophied odontodes or with aligned hypertrophied odontodes only along the longitudinal keels) (Ref. 97842).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The type locality, Rio Quente, has a width of about 3 m and depth of 1.0-1.5 m, moderate flow and bottom with sand, pebbles and rocks. Associated mainly with rocks. Seems to be restricted to warm waters. Collected together with Characidium xanthopterum, Characidium aff. zebra, Knodus moenkhausii, an undescribed species of a putatively new genus of the Characidae, and the exotic Xiphophorus helleri and Oreochromis niloticus (Ref. 97842).

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Martins, F.O., F. Langeani and C.H. Zawadzki, 2014. A new spiny species of Hypostomus Lacépède (Loricariidae: Hypostominae) from thermal waters, upper rio Paraná basin, central Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. (Ref. 97842)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00663 - 0.03457), b=2.93 (2.75 - 3.11), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .