Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Rhinelepinae
Etymology: Pseudorinelepis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, rhinos = nose + Greek,lepis = scale (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Valenciennes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 4.5 - 7.5. Tropical; 23°C - 34°C (Ref. 89711)
South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33318)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); Found in small sluggish streams, floodplain lakes and large rivers generally in very soft water (Ref. 89711). Water quality measurements from Ushpa Caño showed that the water was very low in oxygen, but neutral (pH 7.0). Was observed to breathe air and when disturbed, would swim through the water column remaining neutrally buoyant. The species is not an obligate air-breather and does not routinely gulp air in well-oxygenated aquaria. Minimum temperature from Ref.13614.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Armbruster, J.W. and M. Hardman, 1999. Redescription of Pseudorinelepis genibarbis (Loricariidae: Hypostominae) with comments on behavior as it relates to air-holding. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 10(1):53-61. (Ref. 33318)
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
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00408 - 0.01776), b=3.18 (2.98 - 3.38), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100).