Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Loricariinae
Etymology: Dasyloricaria: Greek, dasys = with hair + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; 1706 (Ref. 45335); paucisquama: Derived from the Latin paucis, meaning few, little and squama, meaning scale or plate, in reference to the smaller number of central abdominal plates typical of this species. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: upper and middle río Magdalena basin, Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118067)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. Dasyloricaria paucisquama is distinguished by a single autapomorphy: the posterolateral border of the lateral ethmoid is slightly extended but does not contribute to ventral portion of the orbital rim. It also differs from its congeners by possessing four to six central abdominal plates on each row (vs. seven to 12 plates) and a pelvic fin never reaching to the origin of the anal fin (vs. pelvic fin always reaching to the origin of the anal-fin) (Ref. 118067).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Londoño-Burbano, A. and R.E. Reis, 2016. Taxonomic revision and phylogenetic relationships of Dasyloricaria Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979 (Siluriformes: Loricariidae), with description of a new species. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 14(1):e150120. (Ref. 118067)
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
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00339 (0.00152 - 0.00753), b=3.17 (2.98 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .