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: saxicola: From the Latin adjective saxicola, meaning living among the rocks, in allusion to the habitat where the species occurs (under the rocks of river bottoms).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57731)
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri
South America: Ribeirão Jacutinga of rio Tibagi basin in Brazil.
Found usually on the bottom among rocks and stones in a small creek flowing through a landscape of mixed open fields and riparian vegetation, sometimes with a very degraded margin. The stream has rocky bottom with small to medium-sized rocks, loose stones and gravel, sometimes with sand and mud on the small pools bottoms, and has clear to turbid and moderate to strong flowing water (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.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical 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 BS (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) .