Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Hypoptopomatinae
Etymology: polyodon: From the Greek polys, meaning many, and odon, meaning tooth, in reference to its higher number
of teeth compared to the other species. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: tributaries to the rio Verde, a tributary to the upper rio Paraná basin in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93039)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5;
Vertebrae: 29. Distinguished from all congeners by having the following characters: 19-31 premaxillary teeth
(vs. 10-20); 18-27 dentary teeth (vs. 11-19); caudal peduncle depth 6.2-7.6% (vs. 7.6-11.5% SL); dorsal-fin spinelet rectangular in shape (vs. triangular or quadrangular); suture in the posteromesial portion of the paired basipterygium long- same size of the basipterygium medial cartilage (vs. suture smaller-one to two third of the basipterygium medial cartilage) (Ref. 93039).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Calegari, B.B., P. Lehmann A. and R.E. Reis, 2013. Two new species of cascudinhos of the genus Otothyropsis (Siluriformes: Hypoptopomatinae) from the rio Paraná basin, Brazil. Zootaxa 3619(2):130-144. (Ref. 93039)
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
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00221 - 0.01307), b=3.11 (2.90 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.2 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .