Reganella depressa

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Reganella depressa
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Subfamily: Loricariinae
Tribe: Loricariini
Genus: Reganella
C. H. Eigenmann, 1905
Species: R. depressa
Binomial name
Reganella depressa
(Kner, 1853)

Hemiodon depressus
Kner, 1853

Reganella depressa is the only species of the monotypic genus Reganella, a genus of the family Loricariidae of catfish (order Siluriformes).[1] R.depressa is a poorly known species and uncommon in collections. Its phylogenetic position remains uncertain.[1]

This species is endemic to Brazil where it occurs in the middle Amazon basin, including the Negro, Tapajos, and Branco Rivers.[1][2] R. depressa probably inhabits sandy substrates with flowing waters.[1] R. depressa reaches a length of 11.3 centimetres (4.4 in) SL.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Covain, Raphael; Fisch-Muller, Sonia (2007). "The genera of the Neotropical armored catfish subfamily Loricariinae (Siluriformes: Loricariidae): a practical key and synopsis" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1462: 1–40. 
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Reganella depressa" in FishBase. December 2011 version.