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); reisi: Named after Roberto Reis for his active contribution to the knowledge of the Neotropical ichthyofauna.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Tocantins State, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54498)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5;
Vertebrae: 28. Distinguished from all congeners except Ancistrus tombador and A. jataiensis by the absence of an adipose fin. Adipose fin is replaced by a series of 2 to 4 median unpaired platelets forming a low crest. These platelets are nearly immediately followed by the plate-like procurrent caudal rays, while in A. tombador these are followed by at least two lateral plates that join dorsally before the procurrent caudal rays (Ref. 54498). Distinguished from A. tombador by following characters: snout with naked margin generally ill-delimited by posterior dermal plates which are irregular in size and shape and rarely joined together; tentacles present, unbranched; body wider (cleithral width 31.6-34.5% SL, mean 33.1) and caudal peduncle depth 9.6-10.7% SL, mean 10.2. Differs from A. jataiensis by the following morphometric characters: predorsal length (43.8-46.4% SL, mean 44.9, vs. 47.5-49.3% SL, mean 48.1), occipital depth (14.9-17.0% SL, mean 16.0, versus 17.0-19.5% SL, mean 18.1) and caudal peduncle length (27.7-30.9% SL, mean 28.7, vs. 24.6-27.1%SL, mean 26.3) (Ref. 54498).
Found in small rivers (Ref. 54498).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fisch-Muller, S., A.R. Cardoso, J.F.P. da Silva and V.A. Bertaco, 2005. Three new species of Ancistrus Kner (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the upper Tapajós and Tocantins rivers. Rev. Suisse de Zoologie 112(2):559-572. (Ref. 54498)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00369 - 0.01635), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), 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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .