Nannoplecostomus eleonorae

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Nannoplecostomus eleonorae
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Genus: Nannoplecostomus
A. C. Ribeiro, F. C. T. Lima & E. H. L. Pereira, 2012
Species: N. eleonorae
Binomial name
Nannoplecostomus eleonorae
A. C. Ribeiro, F. C. T. Lima & E. H. L. Pereira, 2012

Nannoplecostomus eleonorae is a species of armored catfish known only from the upper Rio Tocantins basin in the Brazilian state of Goiás. This species grows to a length of 2.22 centimetres (0.87 in) SL. This species is the only known member of its genus and the smallest loricariid catfish known.[1][2]


  1. ^ Ribeiro, A.C., Lima, F.C.T. & Pereira, E.H.L. (2012): A New Genus and Species of a Minute Suckermouth Armored Catfish (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Rio Tocantins Drainage, Central Brazil: The Smallest Known Loricariid Catfish. Copeia, 2012 (4): 637-647.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Nannoplecostomus eleonorae" in FishBase. February 2013 version.