Ancistrus mullerae Bifi, Pavanelli & Zawadzki, 2009

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Ancistrinae
Etymology: Ancistrus: Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335);  mullerae: Named for Sonia Fisch-Muller, from the Muséum d'histoire naturelle de la Ville de Genève (MHNG), Switzerland.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83296); 8.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 3 - 4. This species differs from its congeners in the Río de La Plata and coastal basins of southern Brazil, except A. abilhoai, A. agostinhoi, A. formoso, A. multispinis and A. taunayi, by possessing a maxillary barbel short and not free from lower lip (vs. longer and free from lower lip); from A. abilhoai by the width of its mandibulary teeth row 16.5-21.0% of HL (vs. 13.4-15.5%) and 39.3-58.0% of interorbital width (vs. 32.9-37.9%); from A. agostinhoi by occipital depth 15.4-18.8% of SL (vs. 18.8-22.0%) and head length 34.4-37.9%, mean= 36.3% of SL (vs. 37.8-41.4%, mean= 38.9%); from A. formoso by orbital diameter 11.9-18.4% of HL (vs. 8.3-8.7%), caudal peduncle depth 8.8-11.5% of SL (vs. 7.8-8.7%) and number of dentary teeth 51-97 (vs. 110); from A. multispinis and A. taunayi by number of interopercular spines 12-22 (vs. 24-35 and 22-28, respectively) (Ref. 83296).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Fisch-Muller, Sonia | Collaborators

Bifi, A.G., C.S. Pavanelli and C.H. Zawadzki, 2009. Three new species of Ancistrus Kner, 1854 (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Rio Iguaçu basin, Paraná State, Brazil. Zootaxa 2275:41-59. (Ref. 83296)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00370 - 0.01627), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .