Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Trichomycteridae
(Pencil or parasitic catfishes) > Glanapteryginae
Etymology: Listrura: Greek, listroo = to tie + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335); costai: Named for for Dr. Wilson J. E. M. Costa, in recognition of his significant contributions to Neotropical Ichthyology, including the study with trichomycterid catfishes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.1 - ?. Tropical; 26°C - ? (Ref. 91744)
South America: two small unnamed coastal streams draining into a swampy portion of the rio Jurumirim, close to its mouth, in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91744)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9;
Vertebrae: 48 - 52. Distinguished from its congeners by having a small anterior process on the first hypobranchial (vs. process absent). Differs also from its congeners, except Listrura nematopteryx and Listrura picinguabae, by having only one ray on pectoral fin (vs. two to four rays). It can be separated from Listrura nematopteryx and Listrura picinguabae by having an inferior row of dots extending only on posterior half of body (vs. over almost the entire body), and posterior tip of ceratobranchial 5 strongly concave (vs. slightly concave or straight. Can be further distinguished from Listrura nematopteryx by having a discontinuous lateral midline row of spots (vs. continuous row), lateral processes of urohyal reaching the anterior region of posterior ceratohyal [vs. reaching the posterior region of posterior ceratohial; more dorsal and anal-fin rays (8-9 vs. 7-8 and 8-9 vs. 6-8, respectively), and more opecular and interopercular odontodes (6-8 vs. 4-6 and 8-12 vs. 5-7 respectively); from Listrura picinguabae by possessing a longer head (head length 11.7-15.3% SL vs. 10.7- 11.7% SL), more dorsal-fin rays (8-9 vs. 7), and anal-fin origin at vertical through region from centra of the 31st to 34th vertebrae (vs. 34th to 36th) (Ref. 91744).
Found mostly in narrow (about 1 m wide) and shallow (about 50 cm deep) clear water stream located in a swampy plain area densely vegetated with grass. Captured at night or dusk, suggesting a nocturnal habit (Ref. 91744).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Villa-Verde, L., H. Lazzarotto and S.M.Q. Lima, 2012. A new glanapterygine catfish of the genus Listrura (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from southeastern Brazil, corroborated by morphological and molecular data. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 10(3):527-538. (Ref. 91744)
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
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .