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); peckoltoides: The specific name refers to the genus Peckoltia, which includes species with dark saddles similar to that found in the new species, and is derived from the name of the genus proposed by Miranda-Ribeiro (1912), in honor of Mr. Gustavo
Peckolt, plus the Greek suffix -öides meaning to resemble.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: known from its type locality, rio Cuiabá, upper rio Paraguay basin in
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85849)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 8. Can be diagnosed from all other members of the genus Hypostomus, except the young specimens of Hypostomus latifrons, by having wide dark transverse bars on body and bands on the fins (vs. body entirely dark or with pale or dark spots); and by the conspicuous dark vermiculations on abdominal region (vs. abdominal region entirely dark or with pale or dark spots). Differs from Hypostomus latifrons by having the dark bars on the sides and bands on the fins in adults (vs. spots present anteriorly and dark blotches posteriorly in adults), and by having just one pre-dorsal plate margining the supraoccipital (vs. three plates) (Ref. 85849).
Found in rio Cuiabá of the upper rio Paraguay basin characterized by turbid water, rocky with sand substrate, and variable remnant riparian vegetation. Occurs syntopically with Hypostomus boulengeri, H. cochliodon, H. latifrons, H. latirostris, H. regani and another putative undescribed species of Hypostomus (Ref. 85849).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zawadzki, C.H., C. Weber and C.S. Pavanelli, 2010. A new dark-saddled species of Hypostomus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the upper rio Paraguay basin. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 8(4):719-725. (Ref. 85849)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00663 - 0.03457), b=2.92 (2.74 - 3.10), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .