Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.0 - 7.0; dH range: 10 - ?. Tropical; 21°C - 25°C (Ref. 2060)
South America: Amazon River basin, Guyana and French Guiana.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27188)
Commonly occurs in creeks as well as in rivers (Ref. 27188). Found in very shady and deep zones of rivers where the current is slow, the bottom is shady and the gravel is covered with plant debris. During the day, it lies hidden under branches or rocks. It goes stalk-hunting, swallowing prey within its range. Starts feeding on micro-crustaceans and aquatic insect larvae, then shifts it diet to fishes of notable size (Ref. 35381).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shibatta, O.A., 2003. Pseudopimelodidae (Bumblebee catfishes, dwarf marbled catfishes). p. 401-405. 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. 39418)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Aquarium: public aquariums
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00462 - 0.02067), b=3.12 (2.92 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.56 se; based on food items.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100).