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); denticulatus: Derived from the Latin 'denticulus', meaning small teeth, plus -atus, meaning provided with.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Rio Corumbá in the vicinity of the Corumbá Reservoir, upper rio Paraná basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79067)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4. Differs from all other species of the genus Hypostomus, except Hypostomus multidens and Hypostomus ternetzi, by the possession of more than 115 teeth (vs. less than 109) per ramus on dentary and premaxilla. Can be separated from Hypostomus ternetzi by having 116-214 teeth per jaw ramus, mean 167 (vs. 39-127 teeth per ramus, mean 81.4); body with beige to light-brown color (vs. dark brown); larger orbital diameter, 18.5 to 21.2% of HL (vs. 14.5 to 16.1% ); abdomen naked vs. abdomen partially plated; and teeth with two symmetrical cusps vs. two asymmetrical cusps. Can be differentiated from Hypostomus multidens by its dark (vs. pale) spots over body and fins (Ref. 79067).
Occurs in turbid water and rocky substrates with sand. Syntopic with Hypostomus ancistroides, Hypostomus iheringii, Hypostomus margaritifer, Hypostomus regani, and Hypostomus heraldoi (Ref. 79067).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zawadzki, C.H., C. Weber and C.S. Pavanelli, 2008. Two new species of Hypostomus Lacépède (Teleostei: Loricariidae) from the upper rio Paraná basin, Central Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 6(3):403-412. (Ref. 79067)
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=0.01514 (0.00660 - 0.03472), b=2.92 (2.74 - 3.10), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .