Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Callichthyidae
(Callichthyid armored catfishes) > Callichthyinae
Etymology: Lepthoplosternum: Greek, leptos = thin + Greek, hoplon = weapon + Greek, sternon = chest, sternum (Ref. 45335); stellatum: Name from the Latin adjective 'stellatus' meaning starred, spotted, referring to the color pattern..
More on authors: Reis & Kaefer.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56211)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 7. Diagnosis: Lower lip with pointed, crenulate, triangular fleshy projections lateral to the medial notch. Caudal peduncle is comparatively shallow (15.7-18.9% SL). Dorsal fin often with 1 unbranched and 7 branched rays. Head depth small 18.7-21.3% SL; short first dorsal-fin ray 14.5-19.5% SL; maxillary barbels reaching lower lateral series plate 18-24 (Ref. 56211).
Obligate air-breathing (Ref. 126274); Lives in streams that are permanently flowing and well-oxygenated (Ref. 56211).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Reis, R.E. and C.C. Kaefer, 2005. Two new species of the neotropical catfish genus Lepthoplosternum (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Callichthyidae). Copeia 2005(4):724-731. (Ref. 56211)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).