Andean catfish

The Andean catfish lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The Andean catfish is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Andean catfish (Astroblepus ubidiai) is a species of fish in the Astroblepidae family. It is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitats are rivers, freshwater spring, and inland karsts. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

Like many catfish species, the Andean catfish has barbels around the mouth that contain taste buds that help the animal find food at night. More

Sea Lion / Cetopsis / Andean catfish / Sailfin grouper / Ogilbia galapagosensis / Batillaria mutata / Bulimulus achatellinus / Bulimulus adelphus / Bulimulus adserseni / Bulimulus akamatus / Bulimulus albermalensis / More Fauna of Ecuador... More

of this Andean catfish using a deterministic matrix population model. Sensitivity and elasticity analyses complemented the PVA by providing constructive insights into vital rates affecting projections and extinction probabilities. Positive population growth rates were found in all the study populations. More

Common names

Andean catfish in English
Astroblepus ubidiai in Catalan (Català)
Bagrecito in Spanish (español)
Preñadilla in Spanish (español)
尤氏視星鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
尤氏视星鲶 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Astroblepidae
Genus : Astroblepus
Species : Astroblepus ubidiai
Authority : Pellegrin, 1931