Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Ancistrinae
Etymology: Cordylancistrus: Greek, kordyle, -es = young tunna + Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335); perijae: The name perijae is derived from the geographical region of the type locality, the foothill rivers of the Sierra de Perijá, a branch of the Eastern Andes Mountains (Ref. 40935).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 18°C - 24°C (Ref. 40935)
South America: Palmar and Socuy River basins in the Lake Maracaibo drainage, Venezuela.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40935)
Morphology | Morphometrics
C. perijae can be distinguished from C. torbesensis by the combination of the following characters: Head and caudal peduncle less depressed, 17.93% and 11.02% respectively; odontodes of the interopercular area short, the longest not reaching beyond the base of the pectoral fin; four plates between the supraoccipital and the origin of the dorsal fin; uniform color pattern, brown or dark brown to black.
Collected from mountain rivers associated to humid tropical areas. From transparent waters, with strong to moderate current with river beds formed by rocks, small stones and sand, scarce or absent aquatic vegetation (Ref. 40935).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fisch-Muller, S., 2003. Loricariidae-Ancistrinae (Armored catfishes). p. 373-400. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36713)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00369 - 0.01635), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .