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); weberi: Named for Claude Weber, from the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle de Génève, for his contributions to the knowledge of the genus Hypostomus.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: middle rio Negro in Brazil. One record from uncertain locality, río Cicipa, possibly corresponds to rio Siapa, a tributary of the río Casiquiare in Venezuela.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83896)
Found in rapids and flooded forest. Feeds on detritus (Ref. 83896).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Carvalho, P.H., F.C.T. Lima and C.H. Zawadzki, 2010. Two new species of the Hypostomus cochliodon group (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Rio Negro basin in Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 8(1):39-48. (Ref. 83896)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01622 (0.00707 - 0.03721), b=2.91 (2.73 - 3.09), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .