Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Loricariinae
Etymology: Loricaria: Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; 1706 + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); lundbergi: Named for Dr. John G. Lundberg, Curator and Chaplin Chair of Ichthyology, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, for his leading role in the Calhamazon Project and many outstanding contributions to Neotropical ichthyology.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range 8 - 19 m (Ref. 79031). Tropical
South America: geagraphically disparate localities in the rio Negro system in Brazil and Venezuela.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79031)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from other congeners , except Loricaria parnahybae, by having abdominal plate development confined to the pre-anal shield and posterior median abdominal area, pectoral girdle mostly naked, and with isolated clusters of plates near bases of pectoral fins posterior to gill openings often present in adults (vs. abdominal
plates typically well developed and tightly arranged across the entire median abdominal area, including the pectoral girdle. Can be separated from Loricaria parnahybae by having the following characters: a broader head (17.6-18.4% SL vs. 13.7- 15.8% SL), smaller basicaudal plate (9.0-11.9% vs. 12.9- 15.4% HL), body marked with conspicuous dark saddles and fins with solid dark pigment (vs. body faintly marked with dark saddles and fins with small spots). Differs further from Loricaria simillima by having a smaller basicaudal plate (9.0-11.9% vs. 11.7-23.6% HL). One specimen from rio Mawarinuma of the upper rio Negro drainage differs from specimens collected from deep channel habitats of the rio Negro by having larger and more boldly pigment pattern, larger eye and well developed iris operculum (Ref. 79031).
Occurs in black-water habitats. Aquatic insect larvae of family Chironomidae, sclerotized body parts of unidentified insect larvae, organic detritus and sand were found in the stomach contents of a single specimen measuring 7.66 cm SL (Ref. 79031).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Thomas, M.R. and L.H. Rapp Py-Daniel, 2008. Three new species of the armored catfish genus Loricaria (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from river channels of the Amazon basin. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 6(3):379-394. (Ref. 79031)
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=0.00347 (0.00153 - 0.00788), b=3.16 (2.97 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .