Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Loricariinae
Etymology: Limatulichthys: Latin, limatus, -a, -um = sandpapered + Greek, ichthys = fish; nasarcus: Derived from the Latin nasus, meaning snout, and arcus, meaning bow-shaped, in reference to the rounded snout of the species when compared to its congener Limatulichthys griseus.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: middle Ventuari and lower Caura rivers, Orinoco River drainage in Venezuela.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97714)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. Limatulichthys nasarcus differs from L. griseus by the possession of the following characters: anterior abdominal plates half the size of those at center of abdomen (vs. plates similar in size); spots across the entire dorsum, including snout and head, less than half of diameter of naris (vs. indistinct spots larger or equal than diameter of naris); lateral portion of head and opercle with dark well-defined spots, larger than those on dorsum (vs. spots on lateral portions of head and opercle equal in size to those on remainder of body); profile of snout in dorsal view broadly rounded (vs. acutely triangular); head longer (21.4-24.2 SL vs. 17.7-21.0%); and longer anal fin (15.7-18.0 SL vs. 13.7-15.6%) (Ref. 97714).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Londoño-Burbano, A., S.L. Lefebvre and N.K. Lujan, 2014. A new species of Limatulichthys Isbrücker & Nijssen (Loricariidae, Loricariinae) from the western Guiana Shield. Zootaxa 3884(4):360-370. (Ref. 97714)
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
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00175 - 0.00992), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .