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: calvus: From the Latin adjective calvus, meaning bald, in allusion to the area on the head without odontodes.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57731)
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
South America: Córrego Juruba and ribeirão Agua dos Oito of the rio Tibagi basin in Brazil.
Found usually along the bottom among rocks and stones, just under small waterfalls, of a small creek flowing through a landscape of mixed open field, riparian vegetation and forest, sometimes with a very degraded margin. The stream has rocky bottom, with small to medium-sized rocks, loose stones and gravel and some small pools along the streams with sand and mud on the bottom (Ref. 57731 ).
Jerep, F.C., O.A. Shibatta, E.H.L. Pereira and O.T. Oyakawa, 2006. Two new species of Isbrueckerichthys Derijst, 1996 (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the rio Paranapanema basin, Brazil. Zootaxa 1372:53-68. (Ref. 57731)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.0 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) .