Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Heptapteridae
Etymology: Goeldiella: Taken from Goeldi, zoologist in Amazonas river and director of the Museum of Pará (Brazil) in 1904 (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Müller & Troschel.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Guyana and Amazon River basins.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36914)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bockmann, F.A. and G.M. Guazzelli, 2003. Heptapteridae (Heptapterids). p. 406-431. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36914)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00498 - 0.01670), b=3.00 (2.84 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .