Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Loricariinae
Etymology: Cteniloricaria: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather; 1706 (Ref. 45335); napova: The specific name 'napova' is from the Amerindian Trio-Wayana meaning thank you, to honor the Trio people from Sipaliwini who offered these fish. Name used in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Upper Paru de Oeste River.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90209)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. Distinguished from its only congener Cteniloricaria platystoma by its distinctly spotted color pattern (vs indistinctly marbled), and its specific barcode sequence. Additional characters useful to separate this species from Cteniloricaria platystoma are the following: greater predorsal length (mean = 30.91 ± 0.38% of SL vs 29.91 ± 0.90 in Cteniloricaria platystoma; HSD, p-value < 0.0001); anus to pectoral-fin origin length (mean = 23.92 ± 0.89% of SL vs 23.31 ± 0.93; HSD, p-value = 0.0429); body width at dorsal- fin origin (mean = 15.17 ± 0.61% of SL vs 14.62 ± 0.91; HSD, p-value = 0.0228); body depth at dorsal-fin origin (mean = 10.04 ± 0.69% of SL vs 9.16 ± 1.00; HSD, p-value = 0.0012); head depth (mean = 42.21 ± 2.37% of HL vs 40.83 ± 2.85; HSD, p-value = 0.029); and more numerous premaxillary teeth (mean = 47 ± 6 vs 40 ± 12; HSD, p-value = 0.0099) (Ref. 90209).
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Covain, R., S. Fisch-Muller, J.I. Montoya-Burgos, J.H. Mol, P.-Y. Le Bail and S. Day, 2012. The Harttiini (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from the Guianas: a multi-table approach to assess their diversity, evolution, and distribution. Cybium 36(1):115-161. (Ref. 90209)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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