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Ancistrus galani  Pérez & Viloria, 1994

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Ancistrinae
Etymology: Ancistrus: Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335);  galani: Named for Carlos Galan.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   High altitude; 11°N - 10°N

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

South America: Los Laureles Cave in Socuy River basin, Lake Maracaibo drainage, Venezuela.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36713)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 4. Reduced ocular orbits (orbital diameter with a ratio 10.1 to 12.4 times the head length); absent or atrophied eye balls; body unpigmented. Depressed head; naked anterior portion of mouth, belly and breast; lips papillated; a reduced barbel at corners of the mouth; no dermal cirri in the snout; hooked preopercular spines, 13-16, the longest is 3.11-4.28 times smaller than the interorbital length; 3 unkeeled plates bordering the supraoccipital posteriorly, the middle not divided in the midline. Body depressed and caudal fin convex with lower lobe longest.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Proudlove, G.S., 1998. Checklist of cave-dwelling fishes of the world, to 1998. Unpublished. (Ref. 27299)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest
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BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishes of Iran | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

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=0.00759 (0.00346 - 0.01664), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), 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) .