Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Mimagoniates: Greek, mimos = mime + Greek, gonio = angle (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 18°C - 23°C (Ref. 2059)
South America: usually in clear coastal streams from southern Bahia to northern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Also found in some areas of the high Iguaçu River (Ref. 84543).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 3 - 3 cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38597)
Inhabit small to moderate-sized streams or rivers (Ref. 30267). Aquarium specimens reach 9.0 cm TL (Ref. 30267). Mature females keep live sperm cells in their ovary through insemination which occurs during the dry season (Ref. 84543). Spawning period coincides with the rainy season to ensure increased survival of offsprings (Ref. 84543).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Burns, J.R., S.H. Weitzman, K.R. Lange and L.R. Malabarba, 1998. Sperm ultrastructure in Characid fishes (Teleostei: Ostariophysi). p. 235-244. In L.R. Malabarba, R.E. Reis, R.P. Vari, Z.M.S. Lucena and C.A.S. Lucena (eds.) Phylogeny and classification of neotropical fishes. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. (Ref. 34096)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00492 - 0.01941), b=2.96 (2.79 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.41 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .