Hypancistrus phantasma Tan & Armbruster, 2016

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Ancistrinae
Etymology: Hypancistrus: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335);  phantasma: The specific epithet phantasma is Latin for 'phantom,' referring to its elusiveness (the described specimens represent the only known specimens, despite nearly a century passing since their collection) and its pale body coloration. A noun in apposition.

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

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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South America: Rio Uaupes, Rio Negro drainage, Amazon basin in Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114591)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal soft rays: 4 - 5. Hypancistrus phantasma differs from all other species of Hypancistrus by its color pattern consisting of a tan base coloration with black spots (vs. a color pattern consisting of a dark base coloration and light spots as in H. contradens, H. inspector, H. lunaorum and H. margaritatus or a color pattern consisting of saddles, vermiculations, bands, or stripes as in H. furunculus, H. debilittera, and H. zebra (Ref. 114591).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Tan, M. and J.W. Armbruster, 2016. Two new species of spotted Hypancistrus from the Rio Negro drainage (Loricariidae, Hypostominae). ZooKeys 552:123-135. (Ref. 114591)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


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 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .