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Abstract

Identification of suckermouth armored catfish (Loricariidae), based on abdominal pattern, in Ciliwung River.

Abstract

Suckermouth armored catfish is invasive species that can be found in some countries, one of them is Indonesia. The fish can be found on Ciliwung River. The downstream of Ciliwung River is Jakarta. Suckermouth armored catfish which can be found in Indonesia is Pterygoplichthys genus. Pterygoplichthys genus is still difficult to distinguished based on their morphological character. One way to identify the fish is by seeing its abdominal pattern. Samples used were 28 fishes. Identification based on abdominal pattern was done by using the literature. The result showed 2 species and one inter-grade species of suckermouth armored catfish on Ciliwung River. The species is Pterygoplichthys pardalis and Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus.