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Typhlobelus guacamaya  Schaefer, Provenzano, de Pinna & Baskin, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Trichomycteridae (Pencil or parasitic catfishes) > Glanapteryginae
Etymology: Typhlobelus: Greek, typhlos = blind + Greek, belos, -eos, -oys = arrow (Ref. 45335);  guacamaya: Specific name is derived from the name of the rapids on the middle Rio Cuao where the first specimens were encountered.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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South America: Rio Cuao drainage basin in Venezuela.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56682)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 5; Vertebrae: 51 - 53. Diagnosed from all congeners by the presence of three branchiostegal rays, posterior naris absent and the lack of pleural ribs. Differs further from both Typhlobelus ternetzi and T. macromycterus by the absence of eyes, and further distinguished from T. macromycterus by the presence of the nine caudal fin rays and five anal-fin rays and differs further from T. lundbergi by the presence of three laterosensory canal pores (Ref. 56682).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Schaefer, S.A., F. Provenzano, M. de Pinna and J.N. Baskin, 2005. New and noteworthy Venezuelan glanapterygine catfishes (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae), with discussion of their biogeography and psammophily. Am. Mus. Novit. (3496):1-27. (Ref. 56682)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .