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). More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: upper río Napo of Ecuador and the lower río Napo of Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36713)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species can be distinguished from L. caucanus, L. saetiger, and L. tentaculatus by having abdominal plates (vs. absent), from L. schomburgkii
and L. saetiger by having dark spots in the dorsal and caudal fins (vs. white spots or all dark); and from L. guacharote by not having the abdominal plates restricted to a region near the insertion of the pectoral-fin spine (Ref. 56920).
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00369 - 0.01635), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .