Pablo C. Lehmann Albornoz

Ichthyologist, catfish specialist and researcher

Born March 28th, 1974, in Popayán, Colombia
BAP Expert Pablo Lehmann Albornoz

Pablo C. Lehmann A. is a Brazilian ichthyologist and associate researcher at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Among other duties, Dr. Lehman is working as Coordinator of the Ichthyology Laboratory and Fish Systematics (LabIctio), as curator of the Reference Collection of Fishes, area editor of the journal Neotropical Biology and Conservation, and Coordinator of the Commission for the Management of Genetic Heritage and Associated Traditional Knowledge of Unisinos (2009-07/2022).

Pablo Lehman collaborated with various South American scientific institutions: as assessor of the Conservation Status of Freshwater Fishes: of Brazil (2011 – 2020), Colombia (2002, 2008, 2011, 2012), Peru and Ecuador (2020). As professor and researcher at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil. And as scientific advisor and lead analyst of environment and water resources for the Alexander Von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute of the National Government (Bogotá, Colombia), developing the following activities:

  • Survey and characterisation of aquatic fauna and analysis of biodiversity information in freshwater for the identification and zoning of priority areas for conservation;
  • Elaboration and application of methodologies for the definition of aquatic conservation priorities and the anthropic factors associated with sustainable use;
  • Identification of ecological units of drainage, aquatic ecosystems and fish species to be conserved and protected, as well as preparation of a detailed database about them.

His main interests are research projects related to taxonomy, ecology, systematics and phylogeny of Neotropical fishes, with emphasis on Siluriformes (Loricariidae, Callichthyidae, Pseudopimelodidae and Trichomycteridae) in partnership with the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

Pablo Lehman has done extensive collectings in Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay and described numerous new species in the Genus Parotocinclus, Otocinclus, Gymnotocinclus, Pareiorhaphis, Callichthys, Acestridium, Apteronotus and Cruciglanis.

Expert in the following geographical regions:
  • South America
Expert in the following fish groups:
  • Siluriformes: Loricariidae, Callichthyidae, Pseudopimelodidae and Trichomycteridae
  • Characiformes: Erythrinidae, Bryconidae
  • Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae