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: Hemiancistrus: Greek, hemi = the half + Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335); votouro: The specific name votouro is given in honor of the Votouro Indian Reserve, located on Benjamin Constant, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
South America: upper Uruguay River basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54753)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4. Distinguished from all other species of Hemiancistrus except H. chlorostictus, H. meizospilos, H. megacephalus and H. macrops by the presence of light dots on all fins and the lateral and dorsal portions of body. H. votouro differs from H. chlorostictus by having more premaxillary teeth (61-79 vs. 30-54), larger adipose-fin spine (9.0-10.4% SL vs. 5.8-8.0% SL), deeper caudal peduncle (11.0-11.8% SL vs. 9.6-10.4% SL), larger pectoral fin (36.2-41.3% SL vs. 30.6-35.4% SL); larger exposed portion of cleithrum (11.2-12.7% SL vs. 9.3-10.6% SL), narrower body at dorsal-fin origin (17.9-19.8% SL vs. 19.9-25.3% SL) and first anal-fin pterygiophore not exposed (vs. exposed). H. votouro differs from H. meizospilos by the smaller orbit diameter (14.5-16.7% HL vs. 16.7-21.0% HL) and much smaller light markings (one to three dots per plate vs. one large dot occupying one to three plates and skin between them). H. votouro is distinguished from H. megacephalus and H. macrops by the number of the light markings per body plate (one to three small dots per plate vs. only one large dot on each body plate) (Ref. 54753).
Found in a 2-5 m wide stream, with rocky and sandy bottom, small rapids separated by pools and marginal vegetation moderately preserved (Ref. 54753).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Cardoso, A.R. and J.F.P. da Silva, 2004. Two new species of the genus Hemiancistrus Bleeker (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the upper rio Uruguai basin. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 2(1):1-8. (Ref. 54753)
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
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .