Ituglanis boitata  Ferrer, Donin & Malabarba, 2015

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Trichomycteridae (Pencil or parasitic catfishes) > Trichomycterinae
Etymology: Ituglanis: Greek, itys, ityos = circle + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335);  boitata: The specific name boitata comes from the indigenous language Tupi-Guarani 'boi' (snake) and 'tata' (fire), in reference to the orangish coloration and to the species swimming behavior that resembles a snake. 'Boitata' snake is part of several fictitious tales in the Brazilian culture popularized in the Rio Grande do Sul State by the writer Simões Lopes Neto.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: Rio Araranguá, rio Mampituba and rio Tramandaí basins in Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104908)

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Vertebrae: 41 - 42

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species is often associated with clear water, rocky bottom, and small current streams and rivers in the middle and upper portions of three drainages (the rio Araranguá, rio Mampituba and rio Tramandaí basins) and has never been found in lagoons or surroundings swamps of the coastal plain (Ref. 104908).

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Ferrer, J., L.M. Donin and L.R. Malabarba, 2015. A new species of Ituglanis Costa & Bockmann, 1993 (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) endemic to the Tramandaí-Mampituba ecoregion, southern Brazil. Zootaxa(2):375-389. (Ref. 104908)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .