Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Neoplecostominae
Etymology: Neoplecostomus: Greek, neos = new + Greek, plekos,-eos = twisted (Ref. 45335); botucatu: Named after the municipality of Botucatu, the city where the specimens were collected. A noun in apposition (Ref. 89726).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Known only from the type-locality, Córrego Águas de Madalena, tributary of Rio Pardo, Rio Paranapanema basin, in the municipality of Botucatu, São Paulo state, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 106072)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. Distinguished from all species of the genus Neoplecostomus, except N. paranensis, due to the lack of, or reduction in size of, the adipose fin (vs. adipose fin moderate to well developed and always present). It can be separated from N. paranensis by the presence of conspicuous dark spots all over the body and the absence of some fins and dorsal bands (vs. lacking conspicuous dark spots and having five dark bands on dorsum evident). It further differs from N. paranensis by a greater head depth 55.6-63.9% in head length and greater mandibular width 12.5-17.8% in head length (vs. 44.4-55.4% and 8.4-12.4%, respectively) (Ref. 89726).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roxo, F.F., C. Oliveira and C.H. Zawadzki, 2012. Three new species of Neoplecostomus (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Upper Rio Paraná basin of southeastern Brazil. Zootaxa 3233:1-21. (Ref. 89726)
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=0.00447 (0.00174 - 0.01147), b=3.10 (2.87 - 3.33), 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) .