Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Hypoptopomatinae
Etymology: Acestridium: Greek, agkistron = hook; latinized (Ref. 45335); triplax: The specific name triplax derived the Greek tri (three), and plax (plate), in reference to the three series of abdominal plates present in this species..
More on authors: Rodríguez & Reis.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 75792). Tropical
South America: Rio Tapajós drainage, Amazon River basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75792)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. Distinguished from all congeners in possessing one series of middle abdominal plates between the lateral abdominal plates (vs. middle abdominal plates absent in remaining species). Differs from Acestridium dichromum (the most similar species) in having a small and rounded snout-tip spatulate projection (vs. large and oval spatulate projection), a thick pectoral-fin spine without serrae or slightly serrated (vs. very thick and strongly serrated in the inner face), posterior most lateral abdominal plate small (vs. large), and preanal plate approximately rectangular, with short lateral projections (vs. preanal plate cross-shaped, with large lateral projections) (Ref. 75792).
Inhabits small forest creeks which are usually shallow (0.3-1.0 m deep, 5-10 m wide), with sandy bottom, clear or slightly black water, moderate water current and dense aquatic and marginal vegetation (Ref. 75792).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rodriguez, M.S. and R.E. Reis, 2007. A new species of Acestridium Haseman, 1911 (Loricariidae: Hypoptopomatinae) from the Eastern Amazon Basin, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 5(4):429-434. (Ref. 75792)
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. 82804
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00331 - 0.01740), b=3.12 (2.93 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).