Chaetostoma bifurcum Lujan, Meza-Vargas, Astudillo-Clavijo, Barriga-Salazar & López-Fernández, 2015

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Ancistrinae
Etymology: Chaetostoma: Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335);  bifurcum: From the Latin adjective bifurcum, meaning two-pronged, in reference to the two evertible cheek odontodes characteristic of this species.

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

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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South America: Pacific Coast drainages of western Ecuador and northwestern Peru, including (from north to south) the Esmeraldas, Guayas, Santa Rosa, and Tumbes river drainages.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104727)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Chaetostoma bifurcum is distinguished from all congeners along along the Pacific Coast of South America except C. palmeri and C. paucispinis by having only 1 or 2 evertible cheek odontodes (vs. 3-6); from C. niveum, C. palmeri, C. patiae, and C. paucispinis by having most frequently 4 branched rays on anal fin (vs. 5); from C. palmeri and C. paucispinis by having body with black, indistinct, vertically elongate, irregularly broken or complete bars K to O width of orbit in living adults (vs. body uniform or with transverse cross-bars wider than two times orbit centered on dorsal midline); and from C. paucispinis by having 8 branched rays on dorsal fin (vs. 9) (Ref. 104727).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in piedmont elevations approximately 100 to 650 masl (Ref. 104727).

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

Lujan, N.K., V. Meza-Vargas, V. Astudillo-Clavijo, R. Barriga-Salazar and H. López-Fernández, 2015. A multilocus molecular phylogeny for Chaetostoma Clade genera and species with a review of Chaetostoma (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Central Andes. Copeia 103(3):664-701. (Ref. 104727)

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=0.01148 (0.00472 - 0.02793), b=3.06 (2.85 - 3.27), 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) .