Harttia depressa Rapp Py-Daniel & Oliveira, 2001
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Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Loricariinae
Max. size:  12.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Uatumã River basin, Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Head and predorsal are marbled of dark and light brown; the rest of the dorsal surface yellowish with 3-4 faded transverse brown bars after dorsal fin. Ventral surface brown on snout and upper lip and the rest of the body uncolored. Dorsal fin inconspicuously spotted with a black blotch at tip of first rays. Pectoral and pelvic fin yellowish, with faded spots distally. Depressed head and body; head depth 2.8-3.2 times in HL; body depth 3-3.7 times in HL. Belly totally naked from throat to pelvic fins. In sexually mature males, no strongly curved pectoral spine; flat, broad spine, tapering towards the tip, covered by large odontodes on 2/3 of its length. Rictal barbel reduced and attached to lower lip by small membrane. Large subpreopercle strongly triangular with mesial side curved, plate boomerang shaped (Ref. 40703).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 01.09.01
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 02.06.12

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