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Chaetostoma milesi, photo by K.S. Cummings


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  • Below are links to all of the tribes and genera of Hypostominae, Neoplecostominae, and new subfamily, a page for Loricariinae, and a page for Hypoptopomatinae.  Four of the tribes of Hypostominae are as of yet not described, so they will be referred to by group names.  This page contains a table where you can search by taxononomy (GO TO TABLE) and a list of all taxa alphabetically (GO TO LIST).  The table of links gives the subfamily in column one, tribes in column two, the genus name recognized by Armbruster (submitted) in column three, and genera placed in synonymy in column five.  The table is color-coded by subfamily.  In addition, an alphabetical list of genera in synonymy and the genus they are placed in is given after the table (GO TO SYNONYM LIST).  There is also a comparisons section which separates Loricariidae from all other catfishes (GO TO COMPARISONS)


    TAXA TABLE
     
    SUBFAMILY
    TRIBE
    GENUS
    ADDITIONAL GENERA
    IN SYNONYMY
    HYPOPTOPOMATINAE      
    HYPOSTOMINAE      
      ANCISTRINI    
        Acanthicus  
        Ancistrus Xenocara
          Pristiancistrus
          Thysanocara
        Baryancistrus  
        Chaetostoma Hypocolpterus
          Lipopterichthys
        Cordylancistrus  
        Dekeyseria  
        Dolichancistrus  
        Exastilithoxus  
        Hemiancistrus  
        Hemiancistrus landoni  
        Hopliancistrus  
        Hypancistrus  
        Lasiancistrus  
        Leporacanthicus  
        Leptoancistrus  
        Lithoxus Paralithoxus
        Megalancistrus  
        Neblinichthys  
        New Genus  
        Panaque  
        Parancistrus  
        Peckoltia  
        Pseudacanthicus  
        Pseudancistrus Lithoxancistrus
        Spectracanthicus Oligancistrus
        Scobinancistrus  
      CORYMBOPHANES    
        Corymbophanes  
      HYPOSTOMUS    
        Aphanotorulus  
        Hypostomus  
        Cochliodon Cheiridodus
        Isorineloricaria  
      PTERYGOPLICHTHYS
    GROUP
       
        Hemiancistrus annectens group  
        Pterygoplichthys Glyptoperichthys
          Liposarcus
      RHINELEPIS GROUP    
        Pogonopoma  
        Pogonopomoides  
        Pseudorinelepis Canthopomus
        Rhinelepis  
    LORICARIINAE      
    NEOPLECOSTOMINAE      
        Hemipsilichthys  Pareiorhaphis
        Isbrueckerichthys  
        Kronichthys  
        Neoplecostomus  
        Pareiorhina  
    NEW SUBFAMILY      
        Delturus  
        Upsilodus  
    SUBFAMILY
    TRIBE
    GENUS
    ADDITIONAL GENERA
    IN SYNONYMY



    GENERA IN SYNONYMY

    Cheiridodus - Cochliodon

    Glyptoperichthys - Pterygoplichthys

    Hypocolpterus- Chaetostoma

    Lipopterichthys - Chaetostoma

    Liposarcus - Pterygoplichthys

    Lithoxancistrus - Pseudancistrus

    Oligancistrus - Spectracanthicus

    Pareiorhaphis - Hemipsilichthys

    Pristiancistrus - Ancistrus

    Thysanocara - Ancistrus

    Xenocara - Ancistrus



    ALPHABETICAL LIST OF TAXA - suprageneric taxa are in capital letters
     
    Acanthicus

    Acanthicus (Subgenus - Acanthicus)

    ANCISTRINI

    Ancistrus

    Aphanotorulus

    Baryancistrus

    Chaetostoma

    Cheiridodus (Synonym - Cochliodon)

    Cochliodon

    Cordylancistrus

    CORYMBOPHANES

    Corymbophanes

    Dekeyseria

    Delturus

    Dolichancistrus

    Exastilithoxus

    Glyptoperichthys (Synonym - Pterygoplichthys)

    Hemiancistrus

    Hemiancistrus annectens group

    Hemiancistrus landoni

    Hemipsilichthys

    Hopliancistrus

    Hypancistrus

    Hypocolpterus (Synonym - Chaetostoma)

    HYPOPTOPOMATINAE

    HYPOSTOMINAE

    HYPOSTOMUS

    Hypostomus

    Isbrueckerichthys

    Isorineloricaria 

    Kronichthys

    Lasiancistrus

    Leporacanthicus

    Leptoancistrus

    Lipopterichthys (Synonym - Chaetostoma)

    Liposarcus (Synonym - Pterygoplichthys)

    Lithoxancistrus (Synonym - Pseudancistrus)

    Lithoxus

    LORICARIINAE

    Megalancistrus

    Neblinichthys

    NEOPLECOSTOMINAE

    Neoplecostomus

    New Genus

    NEW SUBFAMILY

    Oligancistrus (Synonym - Spectracanthicus)

    Panaque

    Paralithoxus (Synonym - Lithoxus)

    Parancistrus

    Pareiorhaphis (Synonym - Hemipsilichthys)

    Pareiorhina

    Peckoltia

    Pogonopoma

    Pogonopomoides

    Pristiancistrus (Synonym - Ancistrus)

    Pseudacanthicus

    Pseudancistrus

    Pseudorinelepis

    PTERYGOPLICHTHYS GROUP

    Pterygoplichthys

    Rhinelepis

    RHINELEPIS GROUP

    Scobinancistrus

    Spectracanthicus

    Thysanocara (Synonym - Ancistrus)

    Upsilodus

    Xenocara (Synonym - Ancistrus)



    COMPARISONS

    Loricariidae can be separated from all other catfish except Lithogenes (Astroblepidae) by having an armor of dermal plates that support odontodes (integumentary teeth) and the lips modified into a suckerlike disk.  Loricariids can be separated from Lithogenes by having plates supporting odontodes directly behind the head (Lithogenes maximally has odontode-bearing plates starting below the middle of the dorsal fin), by having 5 or fewer anal-fin rays (vs. 6), and by having large papillae to the posterior edge of the lower lip (vs. papillae only right behind dentaries with remaining lower lip flat).


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