Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Hypostominae
Etymology: Pseudancistrus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335); zawadzkii: Named for Cláudio Henrique Zawadzki, professor at Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM), Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil, in recognition of his dedication and remarkable contributions to the study of the family Loricariidae..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Rio Tapajós and rio Tracuá of the rio Tapajós basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95679); 12.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. Pseudancistrus zawadzkii can be distinguished from all known congeners, except members of the P. barbatus group, by the possession of hypertrophied odontodes along the snout margin and the absence of evertible cheek plates. It further differs from other congeners by the combination of the following characters: whitish spots that abruptly increase in size between the head (diameter 1.1-1.3 mm) and body (diameter 2.6-3.0 mm); odontodes along margin of snout increasing gradually in length from posterior of snout tip to cheek; longest odontodes on posterior most portion of non-evertible cheek plates.; rounded spots that do not cover more than one plate along the body; head depth 67.0-72.7% of HL; cleithral width 35.2-38.0% of SL; distance between posteromedial margin of supraoccipital and dorsal-fin origin 6.7-9.2% of SL; anal-fin spine length 11.9-13.8% of SL; peduncle depth 12.5-14.2% of SL; and internares distance 12.7-16.6% of HL (Ref. 95679).
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); Inhabits clear water rivers, varying from medium to large size, with rocky outcrops forming
small waterfalls and substrates of rocks and sand (Ref. 95679).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Da Costa E Silva, G. de S., F.F. Roxo, R. Britzke and C. Oliveira, 2014. New species of the Pseudacistrus barbatus group (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) with comments on its biogeography and dispersal routes. ZooKeys 406:1-23. (Ref. 95679)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00712 - 0.03216), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).