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); pagei: Named for Dr. Lawrence M. Page for his help in collecting the majority of the specimens of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Venezuela in the Rio Aroa, Rio Tocuyo and Rio Yaracuy basins (Ref. 50589). Reported from Suriname (Ref. 97225).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97225)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Light, gray brown color with the spots considerably faded or absent. Juveniles have caudal fin darkest along both spines and at the base, clear medially, a color pattern not found in any other members of the Hypostomus cochliodon group. Most similar to H. hondae and H. plecostomoides but differs by the general absence of spots on the caudal fin and/or caudal-fin spines (H. pagei may have very faint spots on the caudal-fin spines; some H. plecostomoides lack spots on the caudal-fin spines, but the spines are almost black instead of light gray-brown) and by having shorter pectoral-fin spine (reaching 0-1 plates beyond pelvic fin when depressed below the pelvic fin vs. 2-3 plates with the exception of one specimen of H. pagei that has pectoral-fin spines reaching two plates beyond the pelvic fin and the one specimen of H. plecostomoides examined from the Lago Valencia drainage that has pectoral-fin spines that do not reach beyond the pelvic fin) (Ref. 50589).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Armbruster, J.W., 2003. The species of the Hypostomus cochliodon group (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Zootaxa 249:1-60. (Ref. 50589)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00651 - 0.03520), b=2.92 (2.74 - 3.10), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .