Bryconamericus arilepis Román-Valencia, Vanegas-Ríos & Ruiz-C., 2008
Bryconamericus arilepis
photo by Romàn-Valencia, C.

Family:  Characidae (Characins), subfamily: Stevardiinae
Max. size:  7.089 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic
Distribution:  South America: Colombia.
Diagnosis:  This species can be distinguished from its congeners by this set of characters: higher number of lateral line scales 50-54 (vs. 30-50, except B. terrabensis with 47-54); higher count of scales between the lateral line and the dorsal fin origin 9-11 (vs. 4-9) and between the lateral line and pelvic fin origin 8-10 (vs. 2-8); more scales between lateral line and anal fin origin 8-10 (vs. 2-8, except B. terrabensis with 6-9); more predorsal scales 16-18 (vs. 9-16, except B. huilae with 14-19 scales, B. galvisi with 12-17 and B. tolimae with 13-17) (Ref. 83586).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 07 October 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 03.03.10
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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