Aspidoras psammatides

Britto, Lima and Santo 2005







Holotype: MNRJ 28407 25.7 mm SL.

Paratypes: MNRJ 21269 (51, 15.4-27.8 mm SL), MZUSP 67194 (20, 17.1-27.6 mm SL), MNRJ 21270 (26, 15.9-30.4 mm SL), MZUSP 67195 (20, 16.6-31.0 mm SL), MNRJ 21708 (7, 14.4-21-2 mm SL), MNRJ 21709 (50, 15.0-28.4 mm SL), MNRJ 21710 (18, 16.7-24.9 mm SL), MNRJ 21711 (47, 16.5-27.9 mm SL), MNRJ 21712 (1, 23.2 mm SL).


Type locality: rio Caldeirão, município de Lençóis,Estado da Bahia, Brazil (12º39’33"S 41º22’12"W)

Known also from: Brazil, Estado da Bahia, rio Capivara (12º37’19"S 41º22’35"), rio Roncador (12º42’01"S 41º21’26), rio Caldeirão (12º39’33"S), rio Ribeirão (12º35’10"S 41º22’57"W41º22’12")


Interstitial (psammophilic).

Conservation Status


Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Reis, R.E. Journal Article 1998 Anatomy and phylogenetic analysis of the neotropical callichthyid catfishes (Ostariophysi, Siluriformes)
Britto, M. Journal Article 2003 Phylogeny of the subfamily Corydoradinae Hoedeman, 1952 (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae), with a definition of its genera
Britto, M.R., Lima, F.C.T. and Santos, A.C.A. Journal Article 2005 A new Aspidoras (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae) from rio Paraguaçu basin, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil
Tencatt, L.F.C. and Bichuette, M.E. Journal Article 2017 Aspidoras mephisto, new species: The first troglobitic Callichthyidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from South America
Tencatt, L.F.C., dos Santos, B.F. and Bichuette, M.E. Journal Article 2017 First report of armoured catfishes Callichthyinae Bonapart, 1838 (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae) in the subterranean domain of northern and northeastern Brazil
Pupo, F.M. and Britto, M.R. Journal Article 2018 Comparative gross encephalon morphology in Callichthyidae (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Siluriformes)
Pereira, E.H.L., de A. Santos, A.C., de Pinna, M.C.C. and Reis, R.E. Journal Article 2019 An enigmatic new Loricariid (Actinopterygii:Siluriformes) from relictual upper reaches of Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil
Tencatt, L.F.C., Muriel-Cunha, J., Zuanon, J., Ferreira, M.F.C. and Britto, M.R. Journal Article 2020 A journey through the Amazon Middle Earth reveals Aspidoras azaghal (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae), a new species of armoured catfish from the rio Xingu basin, Brazil
Tencatt, L.F.C., Britto, M.R., Isbrücker, I.J.H. and Pavanelli, C.S. Journal Article 2022 Taxonomy of the armored catfish genus Aspidoras (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae) revisited, with the description of a new species