This species has many colour
forms as can be seen in the two thumbnail images below.
Description: Cambeva barbosae
is distinguished from its congeners by the combination
of a high number of pectoral-fin rays modally I,7
(vs. I,5 or I,6), the antorbital segment of the laterosensory
system (pores i1 and i3) absent (vs. present). Colouration:
The colouration with a mottled pattern composed of
irregular and coalescent inconspicuous black marks
or with sparse black blotches varying in size eventually
rounded (vs. body with large rounded or ellipsoid
black blotches; with spots or rounded blotches forming
a mid-lateral line, with small circular blotches not
LM, Ferrer J, Carvalho TP. 2022).
Habitat: Cambeva barbosae
is distributed in the Cubatão Sul, Biguaçu,
Tijucas, Itapocu, Cubatão Norte river basins
and in the Santa Catarina Island. Diet:
Will feed on most aquarium fare such as tablet, frozen
and live foods. Etymology: Cambeva
barbosae is named in honour of the Brazilian
ichthyologist Maria Anaïs Barbosa, for her efforts
to collect and study trichomycterines from Santa Catarina.
The species collected in the Santa Catarina island
and identified as Trichomycterus sp. by Bertaco
(2009), probably is Cambeva barbosae, since
both were collected at the same locality in Córrego
South America:Santa Catarina state: Águas Mornas
municipality: Rio Cubatão do Sul basin, 27°39'51"S,
48°51'26"W, about 130 m asl.
Costa WJEM, Feltrin
CRM, Katz AM (2021) Filling distribution
gaps: Two new species of the catfish genus Cambeva
from southern Brazilian Atlantic Forest (Siluriformes,
Trichomycteridae). Zoosystematics and Evolution 97(1):
147-159. Donin LM, Ferrer J, Carvalho TP.
Uncertainties and risks in delimiting species of Cambeva
(Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) with single-locus
methods and geographically restricted data. Neotrop