Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Ancistrinae
Etymology: Lasiancistrus: Greek, lasios, -a, -on = hairy + Greek, agkistron = hook (Ref. 45335); saetiger: Name from Latin 'saetiger' meaning bristle bearing, alluding to the presence of whiskerlike odontodes.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56920)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. This species can be distinguished from Lasiancistrus heteracanthus and L. guacharote by having no plates on the abdomen; differs from L. schomburgkii by having large white spots on the head (vs. small white spots), with plates of the body outlined in black (vs. entire body uniformly dark), and absence of spots in the dorsal and caudal fins (vs. usually with small white spots); differs from L. tentaculatus by having whiskers on the snout of nuptial males (vs. tentacules longer than their associated odontodes); and from L. caucanus and L. tentaculatus by lacking dark spots in the dorsal and caudal fins (vs. with dark spots) (Ref. 56920).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
South America: Brazil.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Armbruster, J.W., 2005. The loricariid catfish genus Lasiancistrus (Siluriformes) with descriptions of two new species. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 3(4):549-569. (Ref. 56920)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00232 - 0.01425), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .