This species is distinguished by the following characters:
subdorsal and subadipose spots are joined forming
an oval-shaped clear spot; second basibranchial is
ossified, cross-shaped with lateral processes; ectopterygoid
bone shaped like an inverted comma, with its distal
end narrow and directed medially towards the endopterygoid
(=mesopterygoid); elongated anterior fontanel, reaching
posteriorly to the level of the infraorbital sensory
canal opening of the sphenotic bone; emarginate caudal
fin with rounded edges, and ventral lobe larger than
the dorsal one; caudal fin base with a dark spot and
fused with the peduncular spot, covering the anterior
three quarters of its length, and distal rim totally
hyaline. Habitat: Inhabits undisturbed
clear and shallow rivers in strong current and on
gravel to small stone substrates (riffles or runs).
Associated with Gobiesox sp., Chaetostoma
marginatum, Cordilancistrus daguae,
Astroblepus trifasciatus, Trichomycterus
taenia; as well as shrimps (Atya). Diet:
Stomach contents of 5 specimens caught in the Aguaclara
River, revealed immature aquatic insects belonging
to Trichoptera, Diptera, Ephemeroptera
and Odonata, and terrestrial insects of the
orders Hymenoptera and Coleoptera. Remarks:
This species is monotypic (only one member in the
Colombia. Type Locality: Near Buenaventura
city, San Cipriano River where it crosses San Cipriano
village, confluence of La Sardina stream, about 500
m before confluence with Dagua River, Dagua River
basin, 3°50.543'N, 76°54.068'W, Valle del
Cauca Dept., Colombia, elevation 85 m.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
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publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 12/2020 ). Ortega-Lara, A. and P. Lehmann A.,
2006. Cruciglanis, a new genus of pseudopimelodid
catfish (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes) with description
of a new species from the Colombian Pacific coast.
Neotrop. Ichthyol. 4(2):147-156.