Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Hypostominae
Etymology: Hypostomus: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335). More on author: Valenciennes.
The species Hypostomus limosus (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888) is considered as valid in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. May 2011: Ref. 86870) following Ferraris (2007: Ref. 58032). The species page will be created.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Subtropical
South America: Middle and lower Paraná and Uruguay River basins and from the Laguna dos Patos basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79585); max. published weight: 1.8 kg (Ref. 79585)
Occurs in rivers (Ref. 6868) and ponds (Ref. 11229). Feeds on organic material on the bottom (Ref. 6868).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Burgess, W.E., 1989. An atlas of freshwater and marine catfishes. A preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey (USA). 784 p. (Ref. 6868)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01738 (0.01298 - 0.02327), b=2.92 (2.86 - 2.98), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .